For Release: June 07, 2012
Originator: Sergeant Dave Cross - Media Relations Officer - 905 825-4899
Contact: Detective Sergeant Ray Bruce - Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau - 905 825-4747 x2315
Halton Police Investigating a Series of Home Entries in Burlington
The Halton Regional Police are investigating a number of daytime residential break-ins that have occurred in the Headon Forest, Millcroft, Alton Village and Orchard communities of Burlington.
Eight reported incidents have occurred since February 25th and investigation has revealed these occurrences are likely connected.
Suspects typically take steps to determine that no one is home by knocking on the door, or phoning the residence.
In all eight cases the front door is kicked open and the suspects primarily search for gold jewellery. Gold jewellery of South Asian origin is particularly sought after.
Police are asking the public to be vigilant and report any potentially related suspicious activity and take precautionary steps in safe-keeping valuables such as jewellery.
Residents are encouraged to visit our website at www.haltonpolice.ca
for tips related to crime prevention and home security.