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Advisory: thefts from vehicles

Police Media Releases - Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:07pm

Halifax Regional Police are warning citizens after a rash of thefts from motor vehicles in Halifax area. 

As part of our Community Response Model of Policing, our crime analysts have noted an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the Clayton Park, Bayers Lake, Bedford and Ketch Harbour areas. Since February 7, police have received 12 reports of items stolen from inside unattended vehicles in these areas. In all cases, attractive objects were left in plain sight, and vehicle windows were broken. Most happened in the evening hours.  

Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity. Visible items tempt would-be thieves. Citizens should remove all items from their vehicles (e.g. global positioning systems (GPS), satellite radios, cell phone chargers or other equipment that appears valuable). If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in a vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight before arriving at your destination. 

Patrol and Community Response Officers as well as the Quick Response Unit will be focussing efforts in these areas. 

Citizens who have had items stolen from their vehicles are asked to report by calling 902-490-5016 or online at http://www.halifax.ca/Police/OnlineCrimeReporting/OnlineCrimeReporting.php 

Citizens are encouraged to call police at 902-490-5020 if they observe any suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.