Oak Bay police briefs

Police investigate fraud, vehicle vandalism and are concerned about number of false alarms

Resident taken by fraudster

An Oak Bay resident was the victim of an out-of-country credit card fraud on Oct,18, resulting from transactions originating in Cypress.

While there is little that police can do with frauds of this kind, they urge residents to review their credit card statements closely and report suspicious activity to both police and the credit card company.

The public can also contact Phone Busters, a federal government organization managed by the RCMP. The organization can be reached at 1-888-495-8501 or by email at info@antifraudcentre.ca.

Unlocked cars results in damage

Three vehicles were damaged in the Lorne Terrace area on Oct. 19 when someone took one of the vehicles out of gear, allowing it to roll into two other parked vehicles. There was an estimated $5,000 in damage.

Three days earlier a wallet was stolen from a parked vehicle on Transit Road.

In both instances the vehicles were left unlocked. Oak Bay

police are reminding residents to secure  and remove valuables from vehicles.

False alarms cause police headaches

Oak Bay police responded to 10 false alarms last week at several locations where alarms had not been properly set or disarmed.

Police are again reminding residents of Oak Bay to be careful when setting and disarming alarms.