Community Alert: Distracted Thefts Targeting Seniors

Vancouver Police See a Rise in Distraction Thefts Targeting Seniors


Vancouver Police are warning the public to be vigilant after receiving reports of eight “distraction thefts” in just under a month.  The thefts involve strangers getting out of vehicles and approaching men and women who are wearing visible necklaces and rings.


The thieves make various excuses to make physical contact with the victims.  Some suspects are conversational and offer free or inexpensive jewelry, while others appear frantic asking for directions.


Click the community alert above to read about this important message.


Remember to report all distraction thefts to the HSCPC (604-717-3584) and the Vancouver Police.  If you have any questions regarding your personal safety come talk to us at 2620 E. Hastings Street.



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