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Media Release

Release Date: August 9th, 2018 - 3:45pm

Originator: Detective Jared McLeod, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2385

Contact: D/Constable Frank Transmundi, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2335

Location: Burlington

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Police Investigate Rash of Vehicle Entries in Burlington



Halton Regional Police are investigating a series of theft from autos that have occurred throughout the City of Burlington overnight between the 8th and 9th of August 2018.

Police have received ten reports regarding vehicles being broken into by unknown culprit(s) who gained entry by breaking a window.   Once inside the vehicle, the unknown culprit(s) rummaged through the vehicles and proceeded to steal wallets, electronics, personal identification and money.

Theft from autos continues to be a concern in Burlington and police would like to remind the public to ensure their vehicles are locked and avoid leaving valuables inside and/or in plain view.

Police also encourage citizens to report any suspicious persons.

Streets targeted were:

  • Headon Forest Drive
  • Syscon Road
  • Cleaver Avenue
  • Falconcrest Drive

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
  • REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO POLICE IMMEDIATELY

Community safety is a shared responsibility. If you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please report it immediately.

Anyone who may have any further information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Frank Transmundi of the HRPS Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau  905-825-4747 ext. 2335.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.