A recent spate of break-ins is prompting the Salmon Arm RCMP to warn residents.
While Salmon Arm Staff Sgt. Scott West says there is a downward trend over the past three years in thefts from vehicles overall, over the past weekend there were four reports of unlocked vehicles being entered. Thieves managed to get away with wallets and electronic items.
This number of thefts is higher than usual for the area.
West says this is a crime the public can easily help discourage by locking vehicles and removing all valuables like computers, personal electronics, wallets and purses from the vehicle at night.