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Media Release

Release Date: December 6th, 2017 - 12:00am

Originator: D/Sergeant Ron Hansen, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2315

Contact: Detective Ellie Bale, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312

Location: Burlington

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Police Seek Public Assistance to Identify Man Responsible for Crime Spree

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Police in Burlington are investigating a rash of residential break and enters into homes, garages and cars in south east Burlington.

Between 6:30 PM on December 3rd and 6:00 AM on December 4th 2017, a lone male suspect is believed to be responsible for breaking into at least 6 garages to steal bikes and other miscellaneous items as well as trying the front doors to two residences in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Road.  The same suspect is also believed to have broken into numerous unlocked cars in the same area.

The suspect was captured on video at several homes and police are asking for assistance from the public to help identify him.

The suspect is described as a white male, early 20's, thin build, approximately 5'7" to 6' tall, wearing a touque, light checkered winter coat and running shoes (see attached photos/video)

Police are reminding the public of the following prevention tips:

  • Ensure your unattended vehicle(s) are kept locked/secure
  • Never leave personal identification or valuables in your vehicle
  • Park in a well-lit and attended areas whenever possible
  • Never leave spare keys in your vehicle
  • If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in your trunk.  Don't tempt thieves by leaving packages or purses in plain view or on the seat.
  • Remove garage door openers, GPS navigation and cell phone devices & power cords from view when not in your vehicle
  • Consider installing CCTV / Surveillance cameras which can capture the crime and aid in suspect identification
  • Ensure their homes and garages are locked when absent from the home or turning in for the night. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Ellie Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2312 . Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something, Hear something, Say something" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting "Tip201" with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.