Approximately $1,500 in cash and other items, including two Korean passports, were stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the Shannon Falls parking lot last week — just the latest in a string of vehicle break-ins at that location in the past few months.
The incident occurred last Tuesday (Dec. 4) between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., RCMP Sgt. Wayne Pride wrote in a statement. A passenger-side window to the vehicle was smashed. Stolen were an iPhone 4, a black Prada purse containing $1,100 U.S. and 400,000 Korean won (about $375 Cdn), along with several credit cards and two Korean passports.
Squamish RCMP, in fact, dealt with a number of vehicle break-ins and thefts from those vehicles last week.
Also on Dec. 4, police received a report that a fenced compound outside an auto body shop in the 1000 block of Industrial Way had been entered, with access gained by climbing a fence, Pride said. Seven customer vehicles had their side windows smashed. Apparently only loose change was stolen.
On Thursday (Dec. 6), police received a report of a van parked in the 38000 block of Guilford Drive having been broken into during the previous night. The rear door of the van had been pried open, and a pair of Oakley sunglasses was stolen.
Also last Thursday (Dec. 6), two vehicles were broken into overnight while parked at a dealership in the 1100 block of Hunter Place. The rear windows of both vehicles were broken, but apparently nothing was stolen.
On Saturday (Dec. 8), police received a report of a vehicle having been broken into while it was parked along the Mamquam Forest Service Road. The incident is believed to have occurred between 1 and 4 p.m., Pride said. Stolen was a Stihl chainsaw stored in an orange box, a snowboard jacket and “a quantity” of beer, Pride said. A black truck was seen in the area but no other details on the truck’s description were available, he said.