Charlottetown Police Services are informing the public of a recent surge in thefts from vehicles.
Since Friday morning:
- there have been 10 reported thefts from vehicles
- 4 of which had their windows smashed to gain entry (purse/wallets in plain view stolen)
- 7 of which had a purse, kit-bag or wallet stolen
The areas affected include:
- West Royalty (Trainor St, Gates Dr)
- Brighton (Century Terrace, St Claire Ave, Brighton Road, York Ln, Prince Charles Dr, Villa Ave)
- Downtown (Longworth Ave)
Culprits are currently targeting purses and wallets, seeking cash and credit/debit cards that they can use the “tap” feature to make purchases.
As seen in these recent cases, simply locking your doors is not enough, make sure you do not leave anything of value inside your vehicle, Theft from vehicles are largely preventable by following a few simple tips:
- Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle
- Keep your vehicle doors locked