The Chestermere RCMP have received six complaints of items being stolen from vehicles between Nov. 9 and Nov. 16.
In a Nov. 9 report, a Rainbow Falls Way resident found a male going through their vehicle parked in the driveway at 5:35 a.m.
The suspect fled in a white SUV that was determined to be stolen. The suspect and stolen vehicle were followed into Calgary and then lost.
The suspect was unable to steal anything as the homeowner interrupted the crime.
The suspect and vehicle were captured on home security cameras stealing from another Rainbow Falls Way around 5:25 a.m.
On Nov.10 at about 12:54 a.m. a Cove Road resident reported a suspicious male trying to exchange license plates on a vehicle.
The suspect was attempting to remove the plate from the resident’s parked vehicle.
Due to the use of a Security Screw from the local RCMP program, the male fled the area having not stolen a licence plate.
Police patrols in the area were unsuccessful in locating the suspect and or their vehicle.
On Nov. 11, around 4:10 p.m., and Nov. 14 around 3:30 p.m. an unknown suspect broke windows on vehicles parked near the Chestermere Public Library.
The thefts are still under investigation, said Sgt. Joe Stubbs.
The Chestermere RCMP would like to remind residents to not leave valuables in plain sight when they leave their vehicles unattended.
“From these reported crimes it is obvious it is not about the location of the vehicle; it is about what is visible and attractive to a thief. Preventing crime is always the best approach. The more knowledge and information we give our residents to help them keep their belongings and valuables safe, the safer we can keep everyone,” said Stubbs.
Chestermere RCMP are also encouraging residents to enroll in the Chestermere CAPTURE program, to help assist with property crime investigations.
For more information on the CAPTURE program, visit www.chestermerecapture.ca.