(James Smith photo)

Delta thief complains of ‘slim pickings’

A recently arrested thief says Delta property crime is becoming less profitable

An experienced property thief said Delta’s property crime is becoming less profitable, according to a release from the Delta Police Department.

“As recently as early 2016 we used to get wallets, tablets, i-pads – you name it,” the thief said in the release.

“Now we’re lucky to get loose change and some good sunglasses now and then.”

The recently arrested individual had evidence link them to a theft from a vehicle in August. They were released on a promise to appear, and will be in court in early January.

“Sometimes it’s worthwhile to go directly to the source to find out if our campaigns and your efforts are having an impact,” the DPD release said.

“If Delta gets a bad reputation among property thieves, as having ‘slim pickings’, that’s fantastic news for us and for the community.”

Although more people are keeping valuable items out of their vehicles, Delta police still recommend people take all extra keys out of their vehicle, remove all personal items (purse, wallet, ID and garage door openers), remove the ignition key and activate the steering lock, and park in well-lit areas at night.

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is encouraged to report it to Delta Police at 604-946-4411.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police’s role in Barnston Island still needs ‘to be looked at’

Surrey RCMP polices unincorporated island a short ferry ride across Parson’s Channel

Surrey looking into reducing residential speed limits

Surrey city council on Feb. 24 approved five ‘key pillars’ of a Surrey Transportation Plan

‘We have to triage’: Surrey teachers stage ‘walk-in’ to support public education

Teachers raising awareness after more than one year at the bargaining table

Suspected drugs, counterfeit cash seized during distracted driving stop: Surrey RCMP

Police said incident happened near 152nd Street and Fraser Highway

Fate of five-district policing model in Surrey rests with new police board

Whalley/City Centre, Guildford/Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey districts formed under McCallum’s watch in 1998

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Most Read