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Increase in B&Es in rural area sparks warning

The Prince George RCMP are warning members of the public of recent property crime spikes in specific urban and rural areas.

Upwards of 25 mischief and theft from vehicle reports have been made to the detachment since September 1 in the Heritage/Tabor area. Suspects are breaking into or attempting to break into vehicles throughout this area during the late night or early morning.

Theft of vehicles and break and enters are the theme in the Buckhorn/Pineview area just outside city limits. Since September 1 there have been several of these crimes reported in this area. Thieves are active in these areas during the day, while people are not home.

Both of these spikes are unusual and investigators do not believe the same people are responsible for both increases. Police are actively engaged in both these investigations and are looking for the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible. They are asking residents to review surveillance images they may have and report all suspicious activity no matter what time of day.

If you see what you believe to be criminal activity in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have any information about these Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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