Theft from Autos – Police Remind Public to Leave Vehicles Empty

Release Date/Time: July 13, 2017 12:40pm
Location: Delta

After a spate of theft from autos this past Spring Delta Police initiated an awareness campaign; “Leave it Empty” encouraging citizens to leave their vehicles empty of any and all items. Fortunately the spike has not continued however we are still seeing slightly higher rates than 2016. Although the number of theft from autos do fluctuate, there is still a smattering of these incidents occurring in both South and North Delta. We need to continue to work together to drive these incidents down.

The encouraging news is, in most cases being reported there is no damage to the vehicle as they are being left unlocked. There are also fewer reports where valuables are being stolen. However, in some cases valuables are still being left in vehicles including, wallets, passports, and cameras and loose change.

Delta Police continue to encourage citizens to call and report any suspicious person and/or activity. Don’t approach or engage anyone, just be a good witness and provide as much detail as possible with respect to the situation and/or descriptors of the suspicious person/vehicle you are reporting.

Treating your vehicle like a convertible is working, let’s continue to leave our vehicles empty.