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Coquitlam RCMP flag crime hotspots in these two Tri-City neighbourhoods

Have you been a victim of crime recently? Police are reporting break and enters and theft from cars in neighbourhoods south of Austin Avenue in Coquitlam and between Lincoln Avenue and Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam.
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Coquitlam RCMP is reporting two crime hot spots in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam.

Police have identified two neighbourhoods in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam as crime hot spots.

In its latest CompStat report, Coquitlam RCMP say there have been multiple break-ins in homes and businesses, as well as theft from cars, in recent days.

The two neighbourhoods under watch are as follows:

In Coquitlam, police are watching the area south of Austin Avenue, between Westview Street in the west and Marmont Street in the east to Stewart Avenue in the south.

The crime report for Sept. 21 to Oct. 4, 2022, in the Coquitlam neighbourhood urges vigilance and notes the following issues:

  • break and enter of residences
  • break ad enter of businesses and other locations
  • theft from vehicles and theft of vehicles

Meanwhile, across town in Port Coquitlam, the neighbourhood bordered by Shaughnessy Street in the west to Oxford Street in the east and Lincoln Avenue in the north to Lougheed Highwy in the south is also a problem area.

Criminal activity in this hotspot during the reporting time frame includes:

  • break and enter of residences
  • break ad enter of businesses and other locations
  • theft from vehicles and theft of vehicles

In a tweet, police say they will step up patrols in these two areas.

 

To stay safe following tips are offered:

Automobile security

  • Lock your doors and roll up your windows.
  • Park in well-lit/well-populated areas where "natural surveillance" can serve as a deterrent.
  • Close garage doors at night.
  • Take your garage opener, house/business keys and vehicle registration papers out of your vehicle when it’s parked. If thieves stole these items, they could use them to commit other crimes, including identity theft and break and enter.

Coquitlam RCMP urges area residents to call 604-945-1550 to report anything suspicious and to call 911 to report crime in progress.

"The information you provide to us, no matter how minor it seems to be, is very valuable and we need your help to keep our community safe," the RCMP states.

To consider joining Block Watch, find out more here.

What is CompStat?

Every two weeks Coquitlam RCMP investigators and staff come together for CompStat, a forum they use to review and analyze local crime data and make plans to address the people, places and issues that are compromising the safety of the neighbourhoods and citizens in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.

 

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