Thieves are Targeting Specific Streets in Burlington
Lock your cars and homes, Burlington residents — vehicles and garages are being targeted while you’re sleeping.
At least eight reports have come in since late Tuesday and early Wednesday, say Halton police.
Suspects hit up garages and cars overnight on Dec. 19, which includes the early morning hours of Dec. 20.
Investigators say they’ve received eight reports for vehicles that were broken into.
In six incidents, a window was broken, one vehicle was unlocked, and another had a door lock punched.
In three reports, a garage door opener was used to enter garages.
The usual items were stolen: loose change, bags, wallets and GPS devices.
Streets targeted include:
Stone Haven Dr.
Thomas Alton Blvd.
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.
- 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.
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).