Port Alberni RCMP is looking for those responsible for breaking into at least 15 vehicles Tuesday night.
Police say there was property stolen from the targeted vehicles during the overnight hours of January 9, including electronics, tools, sporting goods, wallets and purses.
The owners are also impacted by the damage caused by the unknown suspect or suspects entering the vehicles.
The thefts took place in the Port Alberni areas of Victoria Quay, 9th Avenue near Dogwood Street, 3rd Avenue near Bute Street and parking areas leading to walking trails.
Police advise you to not leave valuables in your vehicle and make sure the doors are locked and windows are up.
“Don’t leave anything in plain view,” said Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Amelia Hayden in a release.
“Those responsible for these types of crimes don’t think twice about the damage or the inconvenience they cause the property owners,”
Anyone with information or have not reported similar instances are asked to contact police.