RCMP urge Kings County residents to lock their vehicles
Thefts from vehicles are on the rise, say the Kings RCMP.
Const. Jeff Wilson says the RCMP has noted an increase of thefts from vehicles left unlocked overnight in some areas of Kings County during the past few weeks. The areas most commonly impacted are North Kentville, Coldbrook, Centerville and Kingston.
Thieves have targeted personal property items, Wilson said, with common items stolen from vehicles including money, cellphones, computers, tools and, on occasion, the vehicle itself.
Wilson is advising area residents to follow crime prevention tips to avoid becoming victims:
•Do not leave your key or key fob in the car
•Remove or hide all valuables •Close the car windows
• Lock the car doors •Activate your alarm if you have one
•Park in a well-lit area at night if possible
•Don’t keep garage door openers in the car if it’s not parked in the garage
•Never leave your car unattended and running
Anyone with information pertaining to these incidents in asked to contact Kings District RCMP at 902-765-3317 or 902-679-5555. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers. ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not tapped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.