Theft From Cars (IMPACT Demonstration)

Theft From Cars (IMPACT Demonstration)

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.

Police have a new way to deter thieves and help protect vehicle owners. BC's Bait Car Program now includes 'bait property.' The Bait Car Program, run by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), is recognized as the largest of its kind in the world. Since IMPACT beganoperating in 2003, auto theft in BC is down 73%.