Homes and businesses along and near 15th Avenue had suffered a spike in property crime.
Over the past two weeks, RCMP have received 40 reports of break and enters, thefts and mischief along the corridor from Victoria Street to Foothills Boulevard, police said Thursday.
There have been spikes in other areas too, notably along Spruce Street between 15th Avenue and 20th Avenue while many thefts from vehicles are occurring around downtown with hotel patrons appearing to be targeted.
Sheds and garages throughout the city are being targeted too, police added.
And at least six motorcycles have been stolen over the same period period, with three of them going missing from the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Tabor Boulevard.
Four have yet to be recovered:
- 2008 White Honda CBR 125R with Alberta licence plate LFL16;
- 2007 Black Yamaha Moped With BC licence plate L32014;
- 2015 Green & black Kawasaki KLR 600 with Alberta licence plate QY424;
- 2016 Black Suzuki VR650 with BC licence plate Y36207.
"Police would like to remind the public to take the time, effort and expense if necessary, to secure your property and prevent yourself from becoming a victim of crime," RCMP said.
"Many of these property crimes could have been prevented if property was properly secured and stored."