Saanich Police
One of the items police believe was stolen from a vehicle. (Saanich Police)

Saanich Police are reminding the public to lock their car doors after a spate of vehicle thefts were reported in the first week of November.

From October 30 to November 7, Saanich Police say they received 27 reports of thefts from vehicles, primarily in the Cordova Bay neighbourhood.

They say that almost all of the vehicles were left unlocked, and none were reported to have sustained damage from breaking and entering, such as broken windows or locks.

Stolen items included loose change, cameras, wallets, sunglasses, backpacks, and several other items of value.

Saanich Police say they recovered a Cabelas brand fishing bag which they believe was stolen from a vehicle in Cordova Bay. Anyone who recognizes the bag is asked to call police at 250-475-4331, quote file #20-25652, and identify the bag’s contents.

Police have not yet identified any suspect(s) in the incidents.

Saanich Police say drivers should make it a nightly habit at 9 p.m. to check their vehicles, check that nothing is left in plain sight, remove valuables and personal items, and lock and secure their vehicles.

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