This April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month in B.C. and the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), the Province of British Columbia and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) are encouraging vehicle owners to help protect their property and “Don’t leave your keys for Thieves”.
On October 13, 2015 IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team), Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team and ICBC SIU executed a search warrant at a rural property in the 2300 block of 176th Street in Surrey.
On May 5, 2015, Penticton RCMP responded to numerous break ins of vehicles and residences in Okanagan Falls and Penticton. Identification, credit and bank cards, cash, jewellery, garage door remotes, keys and other various items were taken.
For most British Columbians, personal vehicles are a trusted and necessary part of daily lives. You use them to run errands, get to work and for personal travel. Car thieves are no different, except they want to use your car too.
Auto Crime Enforcement Month is well underway with two more of BCs Top 10 Auto Crime Offenders arrested on Tuesday, April 14, putting the count at four down, six to go. The Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) released its Top 10 Wanted list on March 28 this year.
We've all probably done it - hidden a purse or wallet in the car, while you've taken the dog for a walk, hoping car thieves aren't active in that park. Or left a purchase in the backseat, while you ran into another store. Or, perhaps you've left your tools in your work van overnight, waking up at 5am to find the window smashed, and your livelihood suddenly gone.