Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to lock their vehicles and remove valuables when their vehicles are left unattended.
In the last two weeks, police received five reports of items stolen from inside unattended company vehicles in the Burnside area of Dartmouth. In most cases, the vehicles belonged to construction companies and a variety of tools were stolen from the locked vehicles.
Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity with visible items tempting would-be thieves. Citizens should remove all items from their vehicles and lock the doors upon exiting. If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in your vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight before arriving at your destination.
Police ask citizens who have had items stolen from their vehicles to file a report by calling 902-490-5016 or online at http://www.halifax.ca/Police/OnlineCrimeReporting/OnlineCrimeReporting.php
We encourage citizens 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.