Cloverdale crime stats for May

A spate of theft from vehicles prompts public plea to keep an eye out, and to protect themselves and their property.

Cloverdale crime stats for May

The Surrey RCMP’s District 4 office (Cloverdale/Port Kells) received 24 reports of business break-ins last month, according to the latest Business Link newsletter from the community office.

There were also 70 reports of theft from vehicles in the area in the month of May, prompting newly-installed Staff/Sgt. Martin Blais to issue a warning asking the public to keep an eye out for suspicious activity – and to take steps to reduce the likelihood their vehicles will become a target.

Suggestions include removing anything of value from view inside your vehicle, from laptops to unattended wallets and spare change.

District 4 also received 26 reports of vehicles stolen last month. There were 144 false alarms reported, along with three incidents of shoplifting and two robberies.

To report suspicious activity, people or vehicles, contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.