Two youths arrested in connection with vehicle thefts

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Both males are 16 years old and were arrested inside a stolen vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, numerous items stolen from other vehicles were discovered. One of the males has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The second male has been charted with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000, two counts of Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and 7 Breaches of a Recognizance.

Corporal Jodi Shelkie of the Fort St. John RCMP says the authorities are keen on cracking down on the increase of vehicle related thefts.

“Theft from vehicles and theft of vehicles has been on the rise over the past few months. The Crime Reduction Unit specializes in targeting, arresting and monitoring prolific offenders," she says. "Almost all of the vehicles that were stolen or had something taken from them were insecure.”

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The Crime Reduction Unit suspects the two males have been involved in multiple vehicle thefts over the past few months, but both have been released with conditions including a strict curfew, which will be monitored by authorities.

Shelkie would also like to remind the public to ensure their vehicles are locked while unattended and not to store valuables or spare keys inside.

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