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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.

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.