Thieves Target Unlocked Vehicles

Nakusp RCMP received multiple reports of thefts from vehicles that occurred overnight on last Wednesday.

  • Feb. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m.


By Trisha Shanks


Nakusp RCMP received multiple reports of thefts from vehicles that occurred overnight on Feb. 11. The targets were several unlocked vehicles throughout Nakusp. Thieves stole multiple items, including loose change, clothing, tools, and electronic equipment.

It was further determined that the culprits had located keys in one of the unlocked vehicles and stole the vehicle on a suspected joyride.

One local adult male and two local youths suspected of being responsible for the series of thefts have been identified through investigation by local police. To date, over ten victims have come forward to report that their vehicle had been targeted. Police are continuing to investigate and still have some unclaimed recovered items. If anyone has had items stolen from their vehicle, please contact the Nakusp RCMP. Police would also like to inform residents that all the targeted vehicles were left unlocked with valuables inside and in plain view.

Police will be recommending multiple charges of theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000 as well as one charge of theft over $5000 and possession of stolen property over $5000 for the series of offences.


The Nakusp RCMP would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in recovering some of the stolen property. As well, police would like to remind residents to remove valuables and lock their vehicles.



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