Several cars broken into in a strange crime spree

Just because you live in the Cowichan Lake area doesn’t mean you don’t have to lock your vehicle.

  • May. 16, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Just because you live in the Cowichan Lake area doesn’t mean you don’t have to lock your vehicle.

That’s what the owners of around eight vehicles learned the night of Friday, May 6, when their cars were broken into.

The incident happened in the Lamb’s Hill area, off of River Road, in Lake Cowichan.

Items were stolen out of the vehicles; all of which being easy to access, as they were unlocked.

“In some of them, they were just the registration papers,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday said, of the thefts. “None of us can figure that out.”

In larger city parking lots this makes sense, as thieves take the address from the registration papers in order to select houses to rob, as the owners aren’t home.

But, these papers were taken out of vehicles parked in driveways, so it doesn’t make much sense.

“It doesn’t add up as to why they’d take these,” Hobday said.

The underlying lesson learned by this rash of vehicle break-ins is to lock your doors.

“I know it’s Lake Cowichan, but really…” Hobday said. “If it’s unlocked you risk it being stolen.”