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IMPACT, B.C.s Auto Crime Team is seeking the public’s help in putting them out of business. Inspector Brian MacDonald, the Officer in Charge of the team, is asking the public to do what they can to eliminate the need for the officers. "We believe that the need for our services will diminish if the public would follow some simple steps. Don’t leave valuables in your vehicles, use an anti-theft device, and treat your keys like cash. These are a few of the things everyone can do to reduce Auto Crime".

A man in Kamloops, British Columbia, was done in by his hairstyle according to police:

A Kamloops thief has been handed a 45-day jail sentence after being busted breaking into a bait car — and he has his man bun to blame.

Tristan Fernandez pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday to theft under $5,000. Court heard he opened the door of an unlocked RCMP bait car in Valleyview on Dec. 20 and made off with a backpack and a cellphone.

A man and a woman from Surrey appeared in Surrey Provincial Court yesterday after making the mistake of choosing a Bait Car as their transportation on Saturday Night (January 14th).

Officers in Langley were notified of a Bait Car activation in South Langley shortly before midnight and as the vehicle went mobile, they were given information on its’ location and direction of travel. The bait car was disabled on 16th Avenue near 224th Street just after midnight and officers approached the vehicle. The male driver of the bait car exited the vehicle and hopped into a vehicle driven by the female.

Stealing valuables from a parked car at 3:00 am is not a good idea - especially when the vehicle is a Bait Car. At approximately 3:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016 the North Vancouver RCMP investigated a Bait Car alarm activation. The vehicle was parked in a residential street in the North Vancouver area.

With the change to colder weather IMPACT is warning drivers about becoming a victim of a warm up theft after several vehicles were stolen over the past few days. Drivers who started their car and returned to their residence found their vehicles gone when they came back to their driveway. Don’t warm your car for thieves.

Kamloops RCMP record the same thief breaking into the same car on three different occasions:

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops suspect broke into the same RCMP bait car three times last month, according to police.

Surrey RCMP continues to make a significant impact on auto related crime across the city with its third installment of “Project Hot Wheels”, an enforcement initiative whereby multiple police units collaborate to target, not only prolific auto crime offenders, but also high auto crime areas.

On July 28, 2016 New Westminster Police Department located a stolen gray Ford F-350 Alberta licence plates in New Westminster. New Westminster Police members followed the vehicle to an apartment building in Surrey, B.C. New Westminster Police were joined by IMPACT members who assumed the investigation and kept the vehicle under observation.

The stolen vehicle was followed to another apartment building located in Surrey. BC. and the occupants were arrested. The driver provided a false name. Investigation by IMPACT officers determined the driver was wanted for six outstanding warrants in Alberta for charges including Kidnapping, Breach of Recognizance, PSP of Motor Vehicle, and Threats. The driver will be returned to Alberta to face those charges.

On July 19, 2016 a male entered the Sungod Recreation Centre located at 7815-112 Street in Delta, B.C. Seven lockers were broken into and a number of items were stolen including the keys to a 2016 Mercedes Benz E250 valued at over $60,000 dollars. The suspect stole the vehicle from the parking lot.

On Sunday March 27, 2016 at 3:45 A.M. the Revelstoke RCMP responded to a Bait Vehicle activation west of Revelstoke, BC on the Trans-Canada Highway.