A lot of people in communities north of Regina woke up Monday morning to find they’d been robbed.
According to the RCMP, 15 different vehicles or unlocked garages were robbed between midnight and 6 a.m. Monday in Strasbourg, Earl Grey, and Bulyea.
Police said the thieves went up and down alleys trying to open vehicle and garage doors.
Most of what was stolen were things like sunglasses and backpacks. Police said some weapons were also stolen including hunting knives, two shotguns, a .223 bolt action Savage and ammunition.
Two vehicles were also stolen, one from Strasbourg which was found around noon in Regina, and one from Earl Grey.
The RCMP made a point of mentioning that the two vehicles weren’t locked and the keys were easily accessed by the thieves.
In a release on the thefts, police urged people to lock their doors, and keep their valuables secure.
“These suspects took advantage of trusting citizens in our small towns.”
They also suggested installing deadbolts, home security systems and security lights in dark areas like alleys.