KELOWNA — Kelowna RCMP say they’re crimes of opportunity and they’re on the rise.
RCMP are growing concerned about the increase in residential break-ins in Kelowna — particularly in the Rutland area.
They say more than half of the reported residential break-ins can be attributed to homeowners’ having left their residence unsecured.
“Most or the break-ins are the result of windows being left open, doors being left unlocked and vehicles left unlock,” says Superintendent Nick Romanchuk. “We’d ideally like to provide a community where you don’t have to lock your windows and doors but we’re not there.”
Kelowna isn’t the only community seeing a spike in property crimes.
RCMP in Oliver are investigating a break-and-enter at a storage facility.
They say at least seven lockers were broken into overnight Monday.
Police are currently gathering an inventory of what was stolen.