Thieves smashing windows to steal from cars

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TRURO - Thieves are smashing car windows to steal valuables in several locations around Truro and Colchester County.

People are being warned not to leave valuable items in their vehicles, even if they are hidden from view. Several automobiles have had their windows smashed so that items could be stolen recently.

Truro Police Service Sgt. Stephen van Herk reported that a vehicle had a window smashed during the evening of Jan. 24 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Several items were stolen from the vehicle.

Three other incidents occurred Jan. 23 at Victoria Park and Goodlife Fitness.

“We had a few last week as well,” said van Herk. “It’s an ongoing issue. They’re hitting social spots.”

It is suspected that someone may be watching people put things away in their vehicles because in most cases the owner’s had tried to hide the items before leaving.

Along with the incidents in Truro, a number of vehicles were targeted in the Masstown and Debert areas Friday evening according to a release from the Colchester RCMP.

Between 6 and 7 p.m. on Friday, a window was smashed out of a vehicle parked at the Masstown Market. A purse was stolen from inside the vehicle.

Sometime between 8 and 9 p.m., four more vehicles had their windows smashed out at the West Colchester United Arena on Masstown Road. Various items were stolen.

Anyone with information on the Truro incidents can contact the Truro Police Service at 895-5351; incidents that occurred within Colchester County can be reported to the RCMP at 893-6820; or anyone with any of the incidents can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: Truro Police Service, RECC Centre

Geographic location: Victoria Park

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