(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Another common occurrence in town happened over night. “Car Hoppers” are a increasingly concerning issue that surrounds the Thunder Bay and surrounding region.
A south side neighbourhood near Donald Street fell victim to a group of car hoppers that were checking vehicles and yards for any property worth stealing.
A “car hopper” is someone who hops car-to-car, checking if doors are unlocked and if any personal items left in the vehicle are worth taking.
Often times these criminals will smash out windows if they see something inside the vehicle worth taking. It is always best practise and recommended to remove all items of value from your vehicle before locking it up. Never leave anything in your vehicle that is of value.
These “crimes of opportunity” are almost always driven by an out of control addiction to either drugs or alcohol. These social issues are spiraling out of control in Thunder Bay, surrounding region and nationally. Thunder Bay Police Service officers work hard trying to arrest these criminals.
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