CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – The RCMP are advising residents to make sure vehicles are locked.

This comes after a spike in thefts from vehicles around the city. According to a release, an average of 63 complaints are made each month. 90% of the thefts are from unlocked vehicles.

The release also stated that some of the vehicles were entered twice on different days.

Loose change, purses, wallets, jewellery and insurance documents are the most stolen items in Campbell River. Other stolen items also include electronics, golf clubs, and items with sentimental value.

The RCMP is advising residents to lock all vehicle doors, remove valuables, and keep items out of sight. Other tips include install motion sensor lights and installing high resolution cameras in carports, steering wheel locking devices, and activating car alarms.