A rash of garage and shed break-ins in the Gorge-Tillicum area is prompting the Saanich Police Department to issue a warning.
Since Nov. 2, property has been stolen from homes in the 300-block of Obed Ave., the 400-block of Davida Ave. and the 400-block of Ker Ave.
“Given the close proximity of where these thefts have taken place, the method of entry and the similarities in what has been taken, it is believe that these incidents are likely related,” said Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie.
The thief or thieves have taken mostly power tools and bicycles at each break-in, Eassie said. In five of the eight locations, the buildings have been left unlocked; in the three other locations, locking mechanisms were rudimentary, Eassie said.
“We would encourage anyone that lives in this area, or any area for that matter, to ensure that is they have an outbuilding on their property, that they have it properly secured,” he said.
There have been no arrests to date, but anyone with relevant information is asked to get in touch with Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.