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Campbell River's York Road area hit by thieves

York Road residents are an alert after several break-ins to out-buildings in the past month.

The thefts began in late February and have become so frequent that residents started posting their own warnings to neighbours on the area’s postal boxes:

“Attention: York Road Area Residents. There has been a rash of break-ins in the past few weeks. The brazen culprits appear to concentrate on out-buildings and have used bolt cutters on chains and locks. It appears that they prefer stormy nights that can muffle their sounds. CALL 911.”

On Monday, Campbell River RCMP confirmed there’s been a rash of break-ins in the York Road area including four or five that occurred on the night of March 17.

According to Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard, the culprit(s) are breaking into sheds, garages and vehicles, usually in the evenings to early mornings.

He said police are stepping up patrols in the area along with Citizens on Patrol and have one report of a suspicious late-model white pickup truck.

Some residents believe the thieves are using all-terrain vehicles and may be caching stolen goods in the woods off the various trails. However, Beauregard said those reports are unconfirmed.

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