Cochrane RCMP is hoping someone in the community will recognize two men involved with numerous vehicle break-ins that occurred in underground two parkades in Sunset Ridge on Tuesday am (July 24).

The first of fifteen reports of vehicle damage and stolen goods came in just after 6 am, shares Cochrane RCMP, Sergeant Tom Kalis, while most vehicle break-ins are due to easy access, not in this case. The two males were caught on surveillance smashing windows and stealing the usual goods such as cash, coin, and electronics. Most concerning for RCMP, says Sgt. Kalis was stolen garage door openers. "The idea behind garage door openers is it allows the thieves to re-enter the area subsequent to the break-ins. It's almost unreasonable for us to ask people to take out their garage door openers out of their vehicles every day; but what is significant, perhaps, if you do find your vehicle has been rummaged through, have a look to see if that garage door opener is missing. If it is missing, take the time to reprogram your garage door because it's an open invitation for them to come back."

Sergeant Kalis is hopeful the surveillance pictures will lead them to locate the two males who were also in possession of a stolen grey Ford car.

With property crime at a high point Sergeant Kalis, says there are a number of measures residents can take to help prevent being victimized. "The real easy things are to lock your doors and take your car keys out of your vehicle when you park it at night also if you do have valuable items that they are secured either in your trunk or in your home. It is often enough that a thief will go by a vehicle and see loose coin, money or lottery tickets in plain view and that will be incentive enough for people to make the effort, smash the window and take stuff."

If you recognize the two fellows caught on camera, Sergeant Kalis encourages you to call the Cochrane detachment at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.