Police had an extremely busy day on Friday, Aug. 5, responding to several thefts and reports of stolen vehicles.
First, they responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on the Allen Frontage Road in West Revelstoke. RCMP attended and determined the vehicle, a 1999 Honda Acura sedan, was stolen from Malakwa the previous day and left on the Allen Frontage Road overnight.
Shortly after, RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Columbia Park neighbourhood. In this case, thieves made off a with a 2000 Honda Civic with a distinctive exhaust system and stereo. Police say the vehicle was very similar to the Acura that was recovered earlier in the day.
There were more reports of vehicles in the same Columbia Park area that were entered and had personal items and cash stolen from them. The vehicles were all left unlocked.
Finally, RCMP responded to a break and enter into a home, where the suspects made off with Canadian coins, Euro currency bills, and a jewellery box that contained five men’s watches (including two engraved Bulova watches), porcelain jewellery and a ladies antique ring.
“The suspect(s) entered the unlocked residence, went through many drawers and cabinets, then took a bed pillow case and filled it with the jewellery and cash,” said Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a news release.
RCMP believe they may have fled in the stolen Honda Civic.
RCMP issued a warning for people to lock their homes and vehicles and secure their property to help combat these thefts of opportunity.
They ask anyone with information about these crimes to contact the RCMP at 250-837-5255 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.