As police are reporting a spike in stolen generators and tools from private property and the side of the road, they are urging people to keep a closer eye on their belongings, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton stated last Thursday. “Opportunistic thieves look for items such as generators and tools which can easily be stolen from premises,” Ms. Drayton warned. 

Among the victims last week was a Hodges Creek resident who reported three generators stolen from her property and a contractor who reported a generator stolen from his construction site, she added. 

“Weed eaters and blowers were also reported stolen from contractors engaging in roadside cleanup,” Ms. Drayton stated. 

While police try to find the suspected culprits, people should secure their tools when not using them, she warned. She added that anyone with information about the alleged perpetrators should contact police at 311 or the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339