White Rock RCMP have released their monthly crime report for August and theft from vehicles was the most common criminal activity, with12 cases reported. Police say items stolen include DVDs, keys, clothing, sports equipment and electronic items.
There were also two vehicles reported stolen in White Rock last month, and 11 cases of break and enters, where thieves broke in to steal items such as jewelry, cash and electronics. Most of the break and enters were noted to have taken place in the afternoon. Three incidents of shoplifting were also reported in August.
Five cases of fraud were reported, as well as two business frauds. These included debit and credit cards being used fraudulently, victims surrendering personal information in phishing email scams and one instance saw a resident wire money to the U.S. in exchange for an automobile that never showed up.
Finally, there were 11 cases of mischief reported in August, involving vehicles being dented, having side mirrors broken off and windows being smashed, people spraying graffiti on signs, at the White Rock and elementary school, and lighting a garbage can on fire.
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