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Police warn of smashed windows, car thefts at P.E.I. beaches

An RCMP vehicle is pictured in an undated image. (File photo) An RCMP vehicle is pictured in an undated image. (File photo)
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RCMP on Prince Edward Island are warning residents and visitors of a recent rash of car thefts and smashed windows in vehicles parked near beaches during the day and early evenings.

Police say they received nine reports between July 16 and Aug. 7 of broken windows and thefts from vehicles at:

  • Cabot Beach
  • Thunder Cove
  • Cousins Shore
  • Cape Tryon
  • Darnley
  •  Brackley Beach

"There is clearly a criminal element that is targeting beach-goers. Please do not leave your valuables locked in your car and report any suspicious activity,” RCMP Cpl Gavin Mooresaid in statement.

Items stolen include electronics, wallets, purses and credit cards.

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