FALL RIVER: Halifax District RCMP are investigating the more than six theft from vehicles in the Fall River/Grand Lake and Wellington areas.

In a release on Sept. 28, Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, spokesman for the force, said that officers across the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) are seeing an increase in these incidents.

Cpl. Hutchinson said in the Fall River area theft from vehicles were reported on Preakness Crescent in Miller Lake and Brook Crescent off Holland Road in Fletchers Lake.

Since August 1, Halifax District RCMP have responded to 76 theft from vehicle complaints. The incidents have also occurred in Cole Harbour; Tantallon; Lower Sackville; and Eastern Passage.

“We’re encouraging residents to remove valuables and lock their vehicles,” said Cpl. Hutchinson.

He said police have increased patrols in these communities and ask residents to contact police if they observe any suspicious activity and to report any crimes that take place.