Milton Residents Warned to be Vigilant After String of Break-Ins
Milton residents are being asked to remain vigilant following a series of daytime home break-ins.
“We are asking for the public’s assistance in keeping a close eye out for suspicious persons and vehicles and document their observations,” said Halton police Det.-Sgt. Dave Costantini of the 1 District criminal investigations bureau, adding “look out for your neighbours while they are away from their homes.”
Three homes were broken into on Sept. 12 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Kennedy Cir., Bennett Blvd., and French Garden.
That’s in the Thompson Rd. S. and Louis St. Laurent Ave. area.
The suspects - it’s unclear how many - kicked in the front doors and went made a beeline for jewelry from bedrooms.
There’s no description of the suspects, however, they were driving a dark grey or black newer model Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Criminals usually rent vehicles, so police say to take note of licence plate numbers.
Suspects also search social media.
“You should never post any information about vacation plans on social media. Never advertise the fact that you are away,” said Costantini.
In addition, “always check your home’s call history and make a note of any suspicious phone numbers.”
Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour linked to the Jeep in that area on Sept. 12 to contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to phone Det. Bob Lester at 905-825-4747 ext. 2455 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
MORE SAFETY TIPS
- Improve security measures in and around your home, such as lighting and alarm systems.
- Consider surveillance cameras.
- Consider engraving or etching property items.
- Keep expensive valuables locked in a safety deposit box or safe.
- Lock your vehicles and bring all valuable items into your home to avoid attracting unwanted attention from thieves.
- Don’t engage any potential suspect. Call 911 immediately.
(Source: Halton Regional Police)
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