Mounties are reminding residents to keep garages and sheds secure.

Constable Rob Gardner says we’re getting into the season where people will be getting out and doing yard work and it’s easy to forget to close and lock garages and sheds.

Gardner notes a good practice to take is to write down serial numbers so that items can be returned to you if police recover them.

Gardner says Mounties were recently called out to two thefts in the Comox Valley.

In one case, power tools were stolen, and in the other a quad was stolen.

Anyone with information on either of these thefts is asked to contact the RCMP or CrimeStoppers.