Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to lock their vehicles and remove valuables when their vehicles are left unattended.
As part of our Community Response Model of Policing, our Comstat crime analysts have noted an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the areas of Larry Uteck Boulevard, Gary Martin Drive, and Union Street, Dartmouth Road and Rocky Lake Drive in Bedford. In the last month, police received 48 reports of items stolen from inside unattended vehicles in these areas alone. In most cases, the vehicles were left unlocked with attractive objects left in plain sight.
Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity with visible items tempting 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) 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.
Citizens who have had items stolen from their vehicles are asked to file a report by calling 902-490-5016. You can also file a report 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.