The week of September 1st to 8th 2017, Squamish RCMP received multiple reports of theft from vehicles in the Garibaldi Highlands area. Several vehicles, mostly left unlocked, were accessed and their content was rummaged through. In many of these cases, bank cards were stolen and quickly used in local businesses for hundreds of dollars in loss. Your police service also received a description of a suspect male observed in the vicinity. Members have been conducting neighbourhood inquiries in order to gather additional evidence.


Most vehicle crime is opportunistic and therefore preventable. By following some straightforward advice, and working together, we can ensure that this type of crime is reduced in our community. Some of the advice may sound obvious and rather simple but it could make all the difference if you follow it consistently;


Secure your vehicle

Lock your doors, close the windows and sunroof all the way. Simply locking the doors will deter those who might just be waiting around for an easy target. Where possible, leave your vehicle in a locked garage and lock your vehicle even when it is in the locked garage.


Remove all Valuables

Do not leave valuables items in your vehicle. This includes; parcels, cell phones, GPS devices, laptops, wallet, bank cards or money.  Thieves can be attracted to your car because of personal items left in plain sight.


Park where safe and visible

Be aware of where you park. Park in well-lit parking lots or on a street with lots of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This will help to deter thieves.


If you see something suspicious in your neighborhood, call the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100.  If you see a crime in progress call 9-1-1.

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