In the last couple of weeks, several complaints of vehicle break-ins have been posted on Elk Valley social media websites.
RCMP officer Will Thien said that on July 11, 12 and 13 there were three reported cases of vehicle break-ins in Fernie.
Thien is advising people to keep their car doors locked in order to avoid theft.
“I know we want to have a small town feeling, (but) lock your doors,” he said. “This might be a small town but we still have kids that have nothing better to do.”
Thien said that since January there have been reports of multiple vehicle break-ins in Sparwood, Fernie and Elkford.
Typically smaller items like cell phone chargers and change are taken from the vehicles, he said.
“A lot of it, I think mostly, is kids looking for easy targets,” Thien added. “Please folks, lock your doors. And out of sight, out of mind, so don’t keep things out where they can see it.”