Vehicle Theft Prevention

There has been an increase in theft from vehicles in our community recently.  To enhance vehicle safety, RCMP, Hope Crime Prevention and the District of Hope are encouraging residents to protect their vehicle and practice the following tips:

  • Never leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.
  • Hide chargers and accessories that indicate a GPS, mobile phone or other devices that may be stashed in your vehicle.
  • Remove garage door openers, key cards, and house or work keys from the car so that a prowler cannot gain access to your home.
  • Do not store or leave credit cards, identification or personal information in your glove box or anywhere in your car.

These precautions can remove opportunities for thieves and protect citizens from the expense, inconvenience and frustration that can come when their vehicle is broken into.