Vehicles vandalized in Keating

The Central Saanich police are investigating a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in the Keating X Road and Tanner Ridge area.

Earlier this week, police reported there have been several incidents of vehicle break-and-enters as well as vandalism.

“The vehicle break-ins and vandalism mainly occurred in the 6700 block of Central Saanich Rd. near the Keating Elementary School area,” explained Cpl. Janis Jean of the Central Saanich Police.

“We had quite a few reports of vehicles that were broken into and had items stolen from them but we also had reports of vehicles that had their tires slashed and one report of a vehicle having its interior and dashboard damaged with a sharp tool.”

Jean noted items stolen from vehicles included a Garmin GPS unit, various electronic devices including auxiliary input cords and an assortment of personal items.

“This is a really unusual crime trend for us and the investigation is active,” Jean said. “We are asking the public to please let us know if anybody saw or heard anything suspicious over the last few nights.”

Jean offered a few tips to vehicle owners in the area.

“Lock your vehicle, park it in a well-lit area, remove all the valuables from it, use your alarm and report any kind of suspicious activity or noise to us,” she reminded.

Anyone with information can call the Central Saanich Police department at 250-652-4441.




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