Police report an increase in day time break and enter - urge the public to ensure that windows are firmly secured.

Crime 100By Staff

April 21, 2106


Police in Burlington report an increase in daytime residential break and enters throughout the city where culprits have gained entry by prying rear doors or forcing open front doors.

Once inside, culprit(s) are rummaging through the master bedrooms in search of valuable jewelry, tools and/or electronic items before exiting the home.

Homeowners are encouraged to ensure their doors and windows are securely locked when they are absent from their homes and to ensure that and installed security alarms are activated. It is also advisable to lock any gates that provide access to the rear of the home to prevent access.

Police are vigorously investigating these break-ins and encouraging citizens to immediately report any suspicious people and/or vehicles which they observe in their neighbourhood throughout the day.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators identify the person(s) responsible are asked to call the Detective Ellie Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Crime Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

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