Cochrane RCMP receive many complaints of thefts from vehicles

Cochrane, Alberta – Cochrane RCMP are investigating numerous complaints of thefts from vehicles and attempted thefts from vehicles throughout the community of Cochrane.

On May 4th, 2017 the Cochrane RCMP have responded to 10 complaints of thefts from vehicles and attempted thefts from vehicles, that had occurred sometime overnight. These incidents occurred in the communities of Monterra, Heritage, Fireside, Heartland and Glenbow.

Nine out of the 10 vehicles were unlocked vehicles. The Cochrane RCMP would like to remind the community to lock their vehicles when parked outside, and to abstain from storing their garage door openers in their vehicles, if possible. “These thefts are crimes of opportunity, where someone will walk down the street and ‘check’ each vehicle to see if the doors are unlocked and to see if items of value have been left out in plain sight” said Cst. Kary Moore. The RCMP are also asking members of the community to report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods to the police.

If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at , or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [] for instructions on how to do.) You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Cochrane RCMP

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