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Thieves targeting vehicles in Palahi Road area
Rising temperatures also bring a rise in the number of thefts from vehicles.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are reporting a busy period of thefts from vehicles just as the thermometer starts to climb. Police are advising people to lock their car doors and not make valuables easily accessible to thieves.
"Never leave your wallet or other sources of identification laying about for would-be thieves to take,'' said Cpl. Krista Hobday in a statement.
"If you have had your vehicle broken into, please notify the police. Where and when thefts from vehicles occur is an important source of information when determining who may be responsible for the thefts,'' added Hobday.
In less than a 24-hour period, reports were received that seven vehicles had been broken into in the same general area and it's only going to get worse with the summer weather.
Witnesses have reported seeing a male and a female lurking in the vicinity of the soccer fields off Somenos Road where the thefts have occurred. The greatest number of thefts have been on Palahi Road.
Police suspect the work of two thieves has yielded a haul that includes everything from welding supplies to a dirt bike, but are not ruling out the involvement of others.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact North Cowichan/Duncan police at 250-748-5522.