Unlocked car doors make way for Sidney theft spree

Five vehicles broken into, one truck stolen overnight on Tuesday in Sidney

Someone trying doorhandles on vehicles in west Sidney scored a joyride in a truck and a stash of electronics and change.

Overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, a 2001 GMC truck was stolen from the 2011 block of James White Boulevard after it was left unlocked. It was found abandoned the morning of Wednesday, March 7 in Cordova Bay.

That same night, five vehicles left unlocked in west Sidney were entered. GPS units, Bluetooth devices, binoculars and change were stolen.

“We ask the public to be aware of people trying door handles along roads, in parking lots and in residential driveways, and report anything suspicious to the police,” said Cpl. Chris Swain with Sidney North Saanich RCMP.

Officers are looking into the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to call the local RCMP at 250-656-3931 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.