As seasonal owners at Shuswap Lake move on, the thieves move in.
Chase RCMP is warning that property should be well secured after two recent thefts in St. Ives.
On the night of Sept. 3, thieves took an ATV and off-road motorcycle from an unlocked garage. The same night, thieves removed a padlock from a utility trailer and drove away with it.
Anything moveable should be chained and locked to something solid like a concrete foundation or block, police said.
Absentee seasonal owners should install security bars over windows and doors of their houses or cottages, as well as monitored alarm and video systems during the off-season, police added.