There has been a large increase in the number of stolen vehicles throughout the South Okanagan Similkameen area over the past couple of months including cars, trucks, ATV’s, dirt bikes, quads, including utility trailers etc.
The season will soon be upon us when snow machines will also become targets. Crime Stoppers and the police are requesting owners of these types of vehicles to take extra precautions to secure them when unattended. Removing one wheel from the trailer and demobilizing the others is always a good idea and be sure to record the VIN of all unlicenced machines.
These thieves are quite brazen in these thefts so extra care needs to be taken to reduce the opportunity for them to be stolen. Anyone with information on the person/s responsible for this rash of thefts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.sostips.ca for other anonymous ways to pass on information. Should your information lead to recovery or arrests, you may qualify for a cash reward up to $2,000.
Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and is not a police program. You will never testify in court.