BLYTH – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning residents to take some preventative steps to thwart thieves targeting valuables left behind in vehicles following three overnight thefts in Blyth this week.
Police believe all three thefts occurred during the early morning hours of Aug. 8.
On Morris Street, thieves smashed a window out of a pickup truck and stole a wallet that was in the centre console. The wallet was found nearby, however, the cash inside was missing.
On Gypsy Lane, the thieves smashed out a pickup truck window and proceeded to steal about $8,000 worth of power tools. Some of the stolen items include a Dewalt laser, cordless drills, batteries and two Milwaukee toolboxes.
A locked enclosed trailer was broken into on Dinsley Street and the thieves made off with a brand new Dewalt drill, three cordless batteries, charger, a Mastercraft multi-tool and a Skil grinder.
Huron OPP believes the suspects were operating a light coloured mini-van.
Suspicious vehicles and suspicious activity should be reported to the police as soon as possible so that an officer can investigate.
If you have any information about these thefts, please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
- Huron County OPP recommends that vehicle owners/operators use these prevention tips to help protect their property:
- Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the door and pocket the key
- If you have a garage, use it. Lock the door and the vehicle
- Ensure outside lights work and consider motion sensor lighting
- Never leave valuable objects in plain view. Items such as loose change, cell phones, wallets, purses, medication, firearms, alcohol and tools are highly targeted.