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Media Release

Release Date: December 20th, 2017 - 11:35am

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

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

Location: Burlington

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Vehicles and Garages Targeted by Thieves Overnight in Burlington



Overnight between the late evening hours on December 19th and early morning hours of December 20th 2017, unknown culprit(s) targeted vehicles and several garages at various locations across Burlington.

Police have received eight reports to far regarding vehicles being broken into.  Six of them, entry was gained by breaking a window, one was unlocked and another had a door lock punched.  In three of these reports, the culprit(s) used a garage door opener to enter garages.  Culprit(s) stole the usual items, loose change, bags, wallets and GPS devices.

Streets targeted were: (See included map)

Dynes Road
Regency Court
Fairview Street
Sutton Drive
Redstone Street
Mikalda Road
Stone Haven Drive
Thomas Alton Boulevard
 
Police are again 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.
  • REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO POLICE IMMEDIATELY

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316. 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.