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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.

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.

Another one of British Columbia’s Top 10 Auto Crime Offenders has been arrested in West Vancouver, on April 3, 2014, for the second Top 10 arrest this week.

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.

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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.