Lewisporte RCMP warns residents to lock their vehicles following recent thefts

April 30, 2021
Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Lewisporte RCMP is warning residents to lock their vehicles following a recent rash of thefts of property from unlocked vehicles in Lewisporte.

Between April 27 and 29, 2021, Lewisporte RCMP received seven reports of thefts of items, including money (coins), ipods, a cell phone, wallets, bank cards and credit cards, from unlocked vehicles, while parked in driveways overnight. A number of streets were hit, including Tizzard Street, Beaumont Street, Main Street, Hillgrade Street and First Avenue.

Lewsiporte RCMP asks the public to check any available surveillance footage.

RCMP NL reminds motorists to ensure their vehicles are locked at all times while parked overnight, with valuables out of sight. The use of exterior lighting and surveillance equipment is encouraged, as a means of deterrence. Police continue to patrol the area and ask the public to report any suspicious activities.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Lewisporte RCMP at 709-535-8637 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our free and secure mobile app. Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.


Contact information

Media contact:
Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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