Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Top 10 stolen
vehicles, cops blitz hot spots, offer tips
Released by Sgt. Annie Linteau, Lower Mainland District RCMP/Voice file
Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen
April 29, 2015, Chilliwack RCMP, ICBC and crime prevention volunteers are
teaming up to launch the Operation Lock Up program to help residents protect
their older model vehicles from being stolen.
Chilliwack RCMP and Volunteers will be offering free steering wheel locks
(club) to owners of the top ten stolen vehicles as listed, upon producing
valid proof of ownership of the vehicle. They will be on locations at the
• Thursday April 30,
from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. University of the Fraser
• Valley Trades and Technical Centre on Keith Wilson and Tyson
• Monday May 4th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Save On Foods Salish
• Tuesday May 5th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Chilliwack Leisure
As well they will be
handing out clubs at the Chilliwack Community Policing Office at
45877 Wellington Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Fridays
until the clubs are all gone. This is a first come first serve
Hope RCMP Community Police Office in
Thieves are always looking for any opportunity to steal or break
into vehicles. The Chilliwack RCMP encourages the public to consider
the following auto theft prevention tips:
1. Keep your keys secure at all times. Don’t leave your keys
unguarded including at a restaurant or gym.
2. Always lock your doors and close your windows, even if you’re
away from your vehicle for just a minute.
3. Remove electronics and valuables including smartphones, GPS and
keys and put anything that could tempt a thief in the trunk – even
loose change or empty shopping bags.
4. Don’t store your spare or valet key in your vehicle – or your
5. If you own an older vehicle not equipped with an immobilizer,
your vehicle is at a higher risk of being stolen. Use an anti-theft
device like a steering wheel lock or install an immobilizer to
reduce your risk.
See the Top Ten Fraser Valley Stolen Vehicle list to qualify.
For further information, visit
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