Police Investigating a Rash of Overnight Theft from Cars in Burlington
Halton police are investigating ‘theft from auto’ sprees on two consecutive nights in Burlington.
And investigators say they believe it’s by the same suspects.
It started overnight last Sunday (June 3) to Monday (June 4) when numerous vehicles were broken into on Deerhurst Dr. and Sheldon Park Dr.
Some vehicles were unlocked while others had windows smashed.
Video surveillance from one of the thefts showed three persons believed to be males arriving in a light SUV with their faces concealed.
They’re seen exiting the vehicle.
One suspect remains with the vehicle, a second stands at the end of the driveway while the third proceeds up the driveway and breaks into the parked vehicles.
The same thing took place overnight last Monday (June 4) to Tuesday (June 5) when numerous vehicles were broken into on Imperial Way and Corporate Dr.
In several of these thefts, windows were pried right out of the vehicles or smashed.
Police are continuing to investigate these crimes 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.
If the suspects are captured on video, investigators are asking anyone with surveillance footage in the affected areas that have not yet spoke to police 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? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca
Images courtesy of Halton Regional Police
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 your vehicle or at the least, removed from view.
- 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.
- Immediately report suspicious activity to police.