Spike in property crime seen in Chilliwack

North side of Chilliwack saw 82 thefts from vehicles from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30

Map issued by Chilliwack RCMP illustrating areas on the north side of the city that have been hit recently with property thefts.

Map issued by Chilliwack RCMP illustrating areas on the north side of the city that have been hit recently with property thefts.

A spike in property crimes on Chilliwack’s north side has RCMP hitting the streets both in uniforms and plains clothes officers.

“We recognized that this is an issue right now in our community and it is a big priority for us,” Sgt. Steve McLeod said.

There were 82 thefts from vehicles reported on the north side of Chilliwack between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, police said.

The primary target of these crimes appear to be thefts from motor vehicles.

Auxiliary police officers and volunteers from the Citizens On Patrol group will also be gathering intelligence in an attempt to identify the individuals responsible for the crimes, police said.

Anyone with information that can help their investigation is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.