Two Lower Montague men have been arrested in connection with a rash of vehicle thefts over the past few months.
The men, age 18 and 19, were arrested Thursday night in relation to nine vehicle thefts that occurred in and around Lower Montague between Jan. 5 and March 14.
The two men stole vehicles that were left unlocked, with the keys inside, and, in most cases, abandoned the vehicles near where they had been stolen from.
None of the vehicles were damaged although items in a number of the vehicles were taken. Some of the stolen items, including approximately $2,500 worth of camera equipment, were recovered.
Each of the men will face nine charges of theft of a motor vehicle and one will face additional charges relating to breaching a probation order. The Kings District street level drug unit assisted in the investigation, which is continuing, and additional charges may be laid.
Kings District RCMP remind the public to not to leave keys or valuables in their vehicle overnight, and ensure that it is locked. Most thefts of, or from vehicles, are crimes of opportunity, and locking the vehicle will deter a potential thief.