Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Even though we've had a pretty wet spring so far, somewhere out there in the lower mainland there are people that have faith that better weather is on its way. Yes I am talking about thieves.
Optimistic about sunny days ahead, they've been very busy...
And so have we, responding to break ins to such fair weather businesses as...
Optical stores who have just received their new sunglasses inventory
Bike Stores, Vancouver bike lanes may get busy this summer
Big bike stores, as in motorcycles. Helmets and leather outfits and bike gear for the open road
Tanning Salons who carry expensive tanning lotions
Stores that sell camping equipment
And since its BBQ time, stores that sell gas grills.
Thieves may steal it but people buy it. Call me an optimist too but I like to think that when people buy things online or at swap meets most don't know where its coming from. They just think they're getting a good deal!
But you know what they say... if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Monday, May 27, 2013
After finding and returning some bank cards and other personal id in a walkway to a park, we talked with the RCMP Officer who came at the bequest of the owner to pick them up. The wallet had been stolen out of a parked car not too far away.
He reported that car break ins are a big problem in South Surrey White Rock area. It is not such an issue in other areas but South Surrey residents are just too trusting.
Thieves will move quickly through a neighborhood looking into cars to see what has been left inside.
We've been told by others that they have seen this happening in broad daylight not just at nighttime. Pretty brazen actually!
The Officer also said that what they are really looking for is garage door openers so that they can break into homes.
So lock those cars and take your garage door remote inside with you, otherwise you could be leaving your home and family very vulnerable.