Release Date: October 15th, 2020 - 10:00am
Originator: Detective, Candido Moniz, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747
Contact: D/Constable, Pam Douglas, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2363
Location: City of Burlington
Halton Police would like to remind vehicle owners to keep their vehicles locked due to a recent increase in overnight thefts in the City of Burlington.
Over the past few weeks, a significant rise in theft incidents from vehicles has been reported to police. The reported incidents have occurred during the overnight hours and involve thieves entering unlocked vehicles to steal loose change and other valuables from inside.
The latest rash of incidents has occurred across the City, but thieves have been primarily targeting Burlington's south end, south of the Q.E.W.
As police continue to investigate these crimes, we would like to remind and are urging Burlington residents to remain vigilant by keeping watch for suspicious vehicles and or persons in their neighbourhoods and to report it immediately to police.
Police are reminding the public of the following prevention tips:
Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2316. Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.
For additional information about community concerns in Burlington, follow us on Twitter @HRPSBurl. Additionally, for the latest crime data, crime prevention tips, news releases and general information - visit the Service's website www.haltonpolice.ca.