A criminal breaking into a car. Sidney North Saanich RCMP responded to multiple reports of cars broken into late Monday, May 6 and early Tuesday, May 7. (Black Press File)

Thieves target Sidney in multiple car break-ins late Monday night

Locks punched-out of locked cars in what appears to be coordinated strikes

Multiple cars in different locations were broken into late Monday and early Tuesday as Sidney suffered what appears to be coordinated criminality.

The Sidney North Saanich RCMP described the May 6-7 break-ins and thefts of items from within the vehicles as a “targeted dramatic spike.”

ALSO READ: Greater Victoria’s own ‘lawnmower man’ drives down Pat Bay highway

As the incidents are under investigation and some of the cars are still being examined, the detachment was unable to say if the same break-in methods had been used by the thieves and on how many vehicles.

In February a rash of thefts occurred with thieves rifling through unlocked cars. But this time many of the cars were locked and force had to be used to open them.

ALSO READ: Man with a gun prompts RCMP and Central Saanich response

It remains to be seen if the same break-in method was used by the thieves on all the vehicles but many of the cars had their locks punched-out.

Const. Meighan de Pass of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP said, “We remind people to remove all items of temptation from your vehicle.”



nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sidney cadet takes home gold at South Island Zone biathlon

‘Rising star’ sets her sights on provincials

Future space homes could be made of mushrooms

NASA explores use of fungi to build structures in space

All Carlton Cards stores closing in the coming weeks

Schurman Retail Group stores across North America will close, including 79 in Canada

Meet Arthur Heart, Oak Bay Avenue’s resident stickman

Contest winner dubs stickman Art Heart

Four things ‘not’ to do if you run into Prince Harry and Meghan in B.C.

Here is a list of some things you definitely should NOT do, according to the BBC

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C.-based Coulson Aviation C-130 crashes in Australia

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Island Bakery in Cobble Hill to close

Cobble Hill store in business since 1982

Man killed by police in Lytton called 911, asking to be shot: RCMP

Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home

Canadian public health agencies ramping up preparations in response to new virus

Health officials have said there are no confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus in Canada

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

Most Read