People living in Nanaimo’s north end are being warned to remain vigilant after an uptick in suspicious occurrences, petty thefts and other property related crimes.
RCMP say that in recent weeks, they have seen incidents happening sporadically throughout many neighbourhoods, often in the early hours of the morning before sunrise.
Various items have been reported stolen from unlocked vehicles, sheds, and sometimes homes that have been accessed through unlocked windows and doors.
“Crime prevention is a community issue that starts with reporting suspicious activity immediately, and this is exactly how residents have been responding to this rash of unlawful activity,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
If you see someone lurking in your neighbourhood, maybe spending to much time peering into your vehicle or walking in an out of driveways, this constitutes suspicious behaviour and requires a call to the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.