Wildlife cameras set up by a non-profit organization to monitor the deer population in Oak Bay are being targeted by thieves.
The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) first reported their cameras were being stolen in December.
Now, over a month later the Oak Bay Police say 13 of 40 installed UWSS cameras have been stolen.
SD cards in each camera store important data vital to the UWSS’ work in managing the deer population.
The police say their loss is a significant blow to the project as well as a large financial hit.
Each camera is a Bushnell trail model, valued at $250. Some of the cameras have UWSS.ca engraved on them.
The Oak Bay police are asking the public for assistance returning the cameras. Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to contact Constable Gibbs of the Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 and quote file #2020-3973.