The Comox Valley RCMP is offering tips after a spike in thefts from storage units.
Thieves are targeting condos in particular.
They’ve been typically sneaking into parking garages and then breaking into the personal storage lockers of residents.
“On average, there have been 15 storage lockers broken into per condo building” said Comox Valley RCMP media relations officer, Const. Monika Terragni.
“This has proven to be a lucrative crime for local thieves since they get access to so many units in one place” she added.
The Comox Valley RCMP Street Crimes Unit and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section are working to identify the suspect(s).
Meanwhile, there are a few things that residents can do to reduce these thefts:
- Ensure that the overhead security gate is completely closed when entering/leaving the parking garage and don’t hold open any security doors for strangers;
- Report all suspicious activity to the Comox Valley RCMP at the time it is happening;
- Do not keep valuable identification / documents inside your storage unit, and;
- Keep track of serial numbers on valuables inside your locker (bicycles, tools, electronics, etc.).