Summer is not just a time for vacationing, it’s also a time when thieves are looking for an opportunity to break in to homes or vehicles.
And this week, Port Coquitlam is the crime hot spot as the Coquitlam RCMP issues its bi-monthly CompStat Hotspot alert.
Hotspot number one is the neighbourhood from Flint Street in the west to Newberry Street in the east, and from Dorset Ave in the north to Lougheed Highway in the south.This area is seeing break-ins to residences and businesses as well as thefts of and from vehicles.
Further west, in the area from Reeve Street in the west to Tyner Street in the east, and from Wilson Avenue in the north to Pitt River Road in the south, residents are reporting break-ins to homes plus thefts of and from autos.
To guard against theft, police recommend making one’s home visible from the street, creating the illusion of occupancy when on vacation by making sure mail is picked up, the yard is maintained and lights are on timers.
Vehicles should be locked and nothing should be left in the vehicle.
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