Keep your car locked while filling gas, Vancouver Police warn

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Vancouver Police are warning the public after several complaints of theft from unlocked vehicles at gas stations in the past week. Purses and cell phones have been taken from cars while their unsuspecting owners filled up with gas.

Investigators are looking for an older man, driving a newer model, light-coloured minivan.

Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague said that he was not aware of the suspect targeting particular areas of the city or times of day.

Police are recommending that people secure their valuables out of sight inside their vehicles and to keep their car windows rolled up and doors locked, even while getting gas. 

If you have information regarding these incidents, please contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.


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