Police remind residents to lock vehicles, remove valuables

Rash of vehicle break-ins in Central Saanich kept police busy

Central Saanich Police are reminding residents to remove all valuables from vehicles before leaving them parked unattended or overnight. This reminder comes after several people reported their vehicles broken into overnight July 12 in the Saanichton and Tanner Ridge neighbourhoods.

Some of the vehicles were damaged when the culprit(s) used a screwdriver to force open the door of the car to gain entry. Police say, sadly, the cost of the repairing the damaged vehicle is sometimes more than the cost of replacing the items that were stolen from inside.

Some of the property that was stolen included hunting knives, first aid kit and an iPod.

If you have any information on the break ins, Central Saanich Police encourage you to contact them at 250-652-4441.