Police investigating multiple break-ins to motorhomes

By on February 13, 2018
Merritt RCMP file photo.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance after a rash of break-ins to motorhomes in the Lower Nicola.

“We’ve had three or four motorhomes in the Lower Nicola area that [were] reported as having been broken into [this] weekend,” RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore told the Herald. “They were different locations, but all in the Aberdeen Road area.”

She said a few items were reported stolen, such as a toaster and a set of binoculars.

The thefts are believed to have occurred over the past two weeks, and while police have no suspects, they believe the break-ins were likely committed by the same person(s).

“Because of the location and time period, we suspect it was the same person,” Dunsmore told the Herald, adding that Lower Nicola residents should check on their motorhomes and sheds.

Merritt RCMP haven’t had any reports of break-ins in the Lower Nicola area in a few months, and are reminding residents around the Nicola Valley to check on their motorhomes and sheds on a regular basis to ensure valuables haven’t been stolen.

There was also a reported break-in to a vehicle parked at the Nicola Valley Hospital the morning of Wednesday (Feb. 7).

Dunsmore said a woman left a bag containing her wallet and gym shoes in her vehicle, and it was stolen sometime between 7 a.m. and noon.

Police have no suspects in this case.

“It’s kind of a popular spot, so people walking through will take an opportunity if they can see something sitting on the seat that is easy access,” said Dunsmore.

She said it appears the doors to the vehicle were left open, and advised drivers diligently lock their doors after parking their vehicles.

Valuables should also be left out of sight, preferably in the trunk of the car.

Anyone with any information regarding these break-ins to vehicles is asked to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 or Crimestoppers

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