By Lethbridge Herald on July 14, 2015.
Lethbridge Regional Police Service is investigating multiple thefts from vehicles and garages in the Copperwood area and are urging residents in all areas of the city to lock vehicle doors and remove valuables.
Overnight on Sunday and during the early-morning hours Monday, unknown culprits entered a number of unlocked vehicles along Firelight Way and Firelight Crescent. In several of the cases, garage door openers were taken from the vehicles and subsequently used to gain entry to garages. In total, more than $10,000 worth of property was stolen in these incidents.
In the Firelight Way area, an unlocked truck was entered and a garage-door opener was used to enter garage. Property including, a race suit, helmet and racing sneakers, power tools, two Kona bikes, a wallet and high-end electronics were stolen from the vehicle and garage. The value of the stolen property is estimated at $8,900.
Another unlocked vehicle was also entered and clothing, electronics, a watch and cheque were stolen. The value of the stolen property (excluding the cheque) is estimated at approximately $900.
In Firelight Crescent, an unlocked garage was entered and frozen food, liquor and electronics were stolen. The value of stolen property is estimated at $500.
Two unlocked vehicles were also entered at the same residence. A Remington 1100 12-guage shot gun, as well as ammunition, was stolen from one of the vehicles. The garage-door opener from the other vehicle used to gain entry to the garage, but nothing was stolen.
Another unlocked vehicle in the areas was also entered, and cash and a garage-door opener were stolen.
With the hot weather and long summer days, police said there are more people on the streets and added itâ€™s important for everyone to take steps to prevent crimes of opportunity, such as thefts from vehicles.
Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.tipsubmit.com