That sucks - sorry to hear it.
The other weekend, a bunch of cars on the Duffey were broken into on Friday night (including having the full rear windows broken,) and left to sit out in a snow storm. RCMP were notified but declined to do anything or to ask the highway maintenance crew to do anything so the cars filled with snow over the weekend.
My thinking is that these aren't thieves who are doing a return trip to the trailheads for a break-in. These are probably people who are commuting to-from the interior/lower mainland on a weekend and decide to break into every car they see at trailheads on the way on the off-chance that they will find something.
I'm pretty frustrated with the current situation. It feels like these thieves are being given immunity and they will only become more brazen.
The solution is for the Bait Property program to be put at trailheads and to make a few good examples of the thieves.
The longer the problem goes on, the more confident the criminals will be that they won't get caught and the worse our reputation as a tourist destination will become. It also discourages BC residents from exploring the great outdoors.
Since these trailheads fall outside of any municipality, there are no politicians advocating for the deployment of the program in these areas.
You may want to write your MLA, RCMP, etc. encouraging them to deploy the program at the trailhead and share your personal story with them.