Police warn of “increasing trend” as new cars are stolen

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    Motor vehicle larcenies and robberies have decreased this year but a trend of criminals targeting new vehicles is now on the rise.

    Sergeant Christopher Swamber says as of May 31st 2019, there were 300 reports of stolen vehicles compared to 411 for the same period in 2018.

    Criminals are mostly targeting older Nissan, Kia, Toyota and Hyundai vehicles but he says they’re also eyeing some new models.

    For the year so far 43 persons were either arrested or charged for stealing vehicles.

    However, Sergeant Swamber is urging vehicle owners to avoid becoming complacent with their safety.