Nova Scotia

Car thefts, break-ins on rise during warmer months, warn police

Halifax District RCMP say they're seeing an increase in vehicle and shed break-ins with the weather starting to warm up.

Police say there's been a rise in car break-ins in Kingswood, Upper and Lower Sackville areas

Halifax District RCMP say they're seeing an increase in vehicle and shed break-ins with the weather starting to warm up.

Police say there's been a rise in car break-ins in Kingswood subdivision and break-ins to outbuildings in both Lower and Middle Sackville.

Corporal Greg Church says in many cases the thefts are crimes of opportunity.

He's reminding people to lock car doors, keep loose change and valuables such as iPods and cellphones out of view, and to secure shed or out buildings.

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