The RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is telling residents to be alert, following a number of thefts from motor vehicles.
Between June 6 and June 10, the RCMP received seven reports of thefts from vehicles. In most cases, small amounts of money and electronic devices — such as cell phones and Ipods — were stolen from within the vehicle.
Also, during this time frame, the RCMP received one reported theft of a vehicle and two suspected thefts of vehicles.
“Thieves will target vehicles and homes they believe are insecure,” said Sgt Don Rogers of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP. “They will randomly check for unlocked vehicles and steal items that are readily available such as small amounts of change, phone and Ipod chargers or other devices.”
RCMP investigating report of suspicious person
The Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP is also investigating a report of a suspicious person in the community.
According to the RCMP, at 11 50 p.m. on June 5, a resident of Michelin Street, who was returning home, observed a person looking through their window on the front step.
The person, who fled from the area on foot, is described as being average build, wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants. The RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating the individual.
The RCMP is encouraging the public to report any crime to the police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)