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Rash of thefts from vehicles in Whistler Cay and Alpine Meadows



Whistler police are investigating more than half a dozen reports of thefts from vehicles on two separate days last week, the Whistler RCMP confirmed in a release.

On two days last week, Thursday, May 9 and Saturday, May 12, police responded to seven reports of thefts from cars in the Whistler Cay and Alpine Meadows areas.

Complainants told the RCMP that the thief, or thieves, collectively made off with "thousands of dollars in electronic equipment, including: cameras, laptops, iPods (and) mass storage devices along with wallets, credit cards, cash and personal information that can be fraudulently used to create fake ID, credit applications and loans," said police in the release.

In all but one of the thefts, police said the doors of the vehicles were unlocked and items of value were left in plain view inside.

"RCMP are reminding the community to please lock your vehicle doors, remove items that would be tempting for a potential thief to take and report stranger activity in your neighbourhood that seems out of place," police urged.

Police continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information or video footage of the incidents, or other recent victims of theft, to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or to remain anonymous.