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RCMP says property thefts part of ‘normal reality’

There have been 13 known instances of theft from vehicles in Ladysmith since June 1

Ladysmith RCMP confirmed another report of property theft from vehicles in the South Davis and Hillcrest avenue area. This area experienced similar thefts on June 12.

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Two vehicles were reportedly victimized. Both incidents were considered petty theft by the RCMP.

Corporal Dave Fish said the recent increase in property theft is a crime of opportunity, and not indicative of a crime wave.

“There’s more activity at night with the weather being nice, but I wouldn’t say there’s been a huge increase in property crime,” Fish said. “It’s a normal reality. These things happen. There’s always going to be thieving going on, if there’s an opportunity someone will capitalize on it.”

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Including this most recent case, there have been 13 known instances of theft from vehicles in Ladysmith since June 1.

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