Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is recording spike in theft from motor vehicles and is asking the public to ensure that vehicles are locked when not in use particularly in parking lots during the day and overnight.
Four separate incidents were reported in the last week where cash, bank cards, cellular phones and tools were among the items taken from unlocked vehicles.
One female was identified after a member of the public saw her opening the door of a vehicle. Police are discouraging persons from leaving valuables in their vehicles.
With no alternative, persons should lock all doors and keep these valuables out of sight.
The public is asked to be on the lookout for individuals loitering and acting suspiciously in or around parking lots. Persons with information can contact Police through its 311-access number.