West Shore RCMP are warning Langford residents after a rash of car break-ins on Tuesday morning.

Police say at least nine vehicles were broken into in the 2900 block of Humpback Road.

West Shore RCMP attended the scene after reports of various items having been taken from vehicles parked in private driveways.

The stolen items ranged from electronics to coffee cards. In several instances, the vehicles had been left unlocked.

A homeowner reported seeing two people walking by at the time of the thefts, with one of the individuals reportedly carrying a duffel bag, states Cst. John Varley of West Shore RCMP. No further details are known at this time.

West Shore RCMP encourages residents to take the following steps to prevent auto crime:

  • Ensure that your vehicle is securely locked at all times and that all valuables are removed or out of sight.
  • Do not leave any personal identification in an unattended vehicle.
  • Invest in a good anti-theft device, such as a steering wheel lock.
  • Take the garage door opener out of your vehicle, along with any identifying information that could lead suspects to your home.
  • Do not keep spare keys in your vehicle.
  • Record all serial numbers on any valuables that are regularly transported in your vehicle.
  • If you see any suspicious persons or activities, call the police immediately.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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