Swift Current City RCMP are advising the community of an uptick in break and enters over the past week.

A media release issued this morning stated that reports have been coming in from all areas of the city, regarding thefts of items from garages, sheds, vehicles, and yards. 

In several cases, the sheds and garages have been left unlocked.

"There are ways to help protect your belongings such as motion activated lights, video cameras in the yards, and reporting suspicious activities to the detachment," said Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Evan Gordon. "When reporting, we need information like clothing and vehicle make/model descriptions and, if possible, license plate numbers. This helps members when they are patrolling to keep an eye out for specific people or vehicles."

Officers also suggest that for any items left in garages or sheds, individuals record the serial numbers and keep this information in a safe place inside the house.

Vehicles should also be locked while parked in the garage, and the keys (along with any valuables) should never be left in the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding break and enters or thefts in the community are asked to contact the Swift Current City RCMP at 306-778-4870 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.