RCMP investigate “escalation” of reported thefts from vehicles

MONCTON – Codiac RCMP are advising residents to lock their car doors and remove valuables following an escalation of reported thefts from vehicles.

Sgt. Andre Pepin speaks for Codiac RCMP.

“The main thing is not to leave anything is not leave any valuable items inside the vehicle not even loose change in the coffee cup holder,” said Sgt. Pepin. “They’ll see anything $2-3 dollars they’ll break the window if it’s locked to get what they’re seeing inside the vehicle.”

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RCMP investigate an “escalation” of car break ins. Codiac RCMP

RCMP say the thefts occurred Saturday night, September 26th. At least 23 vehicles had their windows smashed and items stolen.

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The thefts were reported in the Fairview Knoll area of the city.

One of the people who had items stolen was Marc Thebeau.  He says his window was smashed and about $800-dollars worth of items were taken.

Mark Thebeau examining some of the damage done to his car after it was broken into. Brion Robinson/Global News

“I mean people work hard to make money to buy things and some people they want the easy way out I guess,” he said, noting the thefts in his driveway was troubling.

“I mean the light was on outside all night and they still came and went in the car so it’s a little scary,” he said.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the thefts to contact Codiac RCMP.

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