Daytime home entry in Alton creates chatter and a reminder from the police to be vigilant.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  March 14th, 2013   There was chatter starting around 1:30 that there had been a daytime robbery at a home in the Alton community.  Late in the day police reported that  a lone black male with lighter tone skin and a muscular build had attempted to break into a home.

An unknown suspect, reported the police, attempted to break into a residence in the Alton Village community of North Burlington. The lone suspect initially approached the front of the residence and knocked on the main door. After receiving no response he then forced the door open.

As the suspect entered the residence he encountered the homeowner inside and he immediately fled from the residence without further incident. The homeowner was not injured during the incident and nothing was stolen from the residence.

The suspect involved in this offence is described as follows:

Male black with lighter skin tone, approximately 6 feet tall with a muscular build. He appeared to be 30–35 years old and was clean-shaven. He was wearing a black toque with a long sleeve shirt which was covered with a camouflage green coloured vest.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2312, alternatively call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477).

Police are reminding Burlington residents to be vigilant of any suspicious activity occurring near their homes and to call police regarding any concerning behaviour they encounter.


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