Rash of car smash-and-grabs near Parksville

Parksville RCMp warn people to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after seven cars were broken into in French Creek.

PARKSVILLE – Police are warning people to lock their vehicle and remove valuables after seven cars were broken into overnight between March 26 and 27.

The seven vehicles, in the French Creek areas of Jukes Place, Gilley Crescent Drew Road and Sunset Place, were either opened because the doors were unlocked – or the windows were smashed. Police note in a media release Tuesday that the majority of the vehicles (5) did have windows smashed.

This rash of thefts from vehicles occurred only a day after police received a report of three vehicles suffering the same fate on or just before March 25 on Craig Drive in Nanoose Bay.

The Oceanside RCMP are again putting the word out to the public in regard to securing their property and making sure anything left in your vehicle is out of view.

“The RCMP need the assistance of the public to assist in these crimes. If you see something that you think is out of the ordinary – it just may be. Err on the side of caution and give the police a call, they will respond as soon as they can, note descriptions of suspicious people and vehicles,” stated the release.

Contact the local RCMP at 250-248-6111.