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Police Warning Public That Someone Might Be Loosening Wheel Lug Nuts On Cars

Wheel Lug Nuts

Burnaby RCMP are warning the public that someone might be going around loosening wheel lug nuts on their vehicles.

In just 24 hours, police responded to two reports from residents that say their wheel lug nuts were unscrewed.


As a matter of fact, on Monday afternoon, police received a report that one driver had their wheel came off while driving. The incident occurred on Marine Way at Byrne Road last Tuesday, June 11th.

On Tuesday morning, Burnaby RCMP received another report from a driver who said wheel lug nuts had been loosened on their vehicle. This vehicle was parked in the 3500 block of Brighton Avenue. According to the driver, the incident occurred on June 17th between 4:30 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.

“Both of these incidents could have had serious consequences and it’s a good reminder for drivers to always ensure vehicles are safe to drive,” says Corporal Daniela Panesar.

“While we are unsure if these incidents are linked, we are asking that drivers make sure to check their wheels before driving to ensure wheel lug nuts have not been loosened”.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the Burnaby RCMP.


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