Police have issued a warning to Saanich residents after several sheds were broken into over the past week.
According to Saanich Police, since March 15th, multiple residents have reported that sheds on their properties had been entered and in most cases, items had been stolen.
Police said the common theme in all four incidents was that the sheds were not locked, making it easy for the suspect(s) to enter.
“While we would like to alert the public of these break and enters occurring in our community, we also would like to take this opportunity to ask residents to check their unlocked sheds to determine if any items are missing,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades of the Saanich Police department.
“A simple lock on the door and keeping shed windows closed can be useful deterrents against thieves looking for quick items to steal. Other crime prevention methods include adding motion sensor lighting and a home security camera,” said Anastasiades.
If you think a theft has occurred on your property, contact the Saanich PD non-emergency line at 250-475-4321.