Charlottetown Police Services have made two arrests in relation to theft from vehicles.
Over the last 3 to 4 weeks, Police have seen an increase in theft from vehicles and had advised the public to remove valuables from vehicles and keep the doors locked. In many cases, items such as purses and wallets were stolen. The thieves then attempt to use the tap feature on the stolen credit/debit cards to make purchases in local businesses.
Over the weekend, Police arrested two males in connection to some of these thefts.
A 36 year old Charlottetown man has been charged with unauthorized use of a credit card, possession of property obtained by crime (two counts) and breach of probation. The accused has been remanded in custody.
The second male, a 25 year old Charlottetown man has been charged with unauthorized use of a credit card and breach of probation. The accused is currently in custody and will appear in Provincial Court tomorrow for a show cause hearing.
Despite these recent arrests, Police encourage the public to remain vigilant: continue to remove valuable from your vehicle, keep the doors locked and should you see suspicious activity report it to Police immediately.