Property crime on the rise
There’s been a significant increase in property crime in the city according to New Westminster police.
The department issued an alert to residents and merchants saying, “Thieves are working hard to steal your newly acquired holiday treasures.”
Police said break and enters and auto crime are on the rise. They advised residents and merchants to be more cautious and aware. “Lock it, alarm it, hide it, secure it, and report it!” said a release from the crime prevention unit sent to the public. For more information go to www.nwpolice.org or call 604-529-2446.