Cranbrook RCMP is pleading with the public to lock their vehicles this time of year.
Key City Mounties have responded to 11 thefts from vehicles over the past two weeks.
Sgt. Chris Dodds says generally this time of year there are more people out wandering the streets because it’s warmer at night, so unlocked vehicles are an easy target.
Dodds says it’s a crime of opportunity most of the time as valuables are left in plain sight and doors are not locked.
RCMP in Cranbrook have seen a total of 22 thefts during the last two weeks.
Property crime and petty thefts was a major priority for the detachment last year.
– Sgt. Chris Dodds