The Victoria Police Department is warning people not to leave presents in their cars this holiday season. (Victoria Police Department/Screenshot)

The Victoria Police Department is warning people not to leave presents in their cars this holiday season. (Victoria Police Department/Screenshot)

Grinches are prowling for presents this year, Victoria police warn

VicPD reminds people to remove valuables and lock car doors

Holiday grinches are on the prowl, Victoria police are warning, and their favourite target is presents left in cars.

On Dec. 9, a victim reported having $1,000 worth of gifts stolen from their vehicle in the 1100-block of View Street. Officers are investigating but no suspects have been identified.

To show people just how easily a thief can break into and steal valuables from cars, VicPD released a short holiday video.

To report information about this theft, call the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

READ ALSO: Nearly 30 Saanich cars broken into in early November, most in Cordova Bay


 

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