If you leave it, thieves won’t!

Theft-from-auto continues to be a common crime in Vancouver, but there are steps you can take to minimize your risk, expense, and inconvenience.

  • Lock your vehicle and close the windows. This stops the thieves who are simply walking from vehicle to vehicle testing door handles and then taking anything they find of value to them.
  • Remove everything from sight and leave nothing in your vehicle to steal. This reduces your chances of your vehicle being selected because it has not attracted a thief’s attention — even if it’s just for your loose change and a cheap pair of sunglasses.
  • Park in well-lit and well-travelled areas.

See more tips on preventing auto crime from ICBC

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Thieves will steal anything

The Top Ten

Read advice from ICBC on preventing auto crime, including this list of the most stolen items from vehicles:

  • smartphones
  • personal electronics—tablets, laptops, iPods, GPS
  • work tools
  • credit cards and identification
  • stereo equipment
  • cash and change
  • car parts and accessories
  • garage door openers
  • sunglasses
  • keys

Theft-from-Auto Reports

Report to police

If you witness a theft-from-auto or see something suspicious, please call 9-1-1.

If you have been the victim of a theft-from-auto, please call the VPD non-emergency line at 604-717-3321.

You can also make a report online if you do not have a suspect.

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