Calgary, AB,
06
February
2017
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00:34
America/Denver

High number of nighttime break-ins in northwest Calgary

The Calgary Police Service continues to urge Calgarians to take steps to protect their home and vehicles, after a series of nighttime break-ins occurred in northwest Calgary, several while the residents were asleep inside their homes.

Since Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, an unknown number of suspects entered into eight homes in the community of Tuscany, particularly in Tuscany Springs. Several items were stolen, including electronics. In four of the cases, the suspects entered through unlocked doors.

Often, thieves are able to easily enter homes, garages and vehicles through unlocked doors or windows.

Police are asking for Calgarians’ help to prevent these types of crimes. Citizens can help protect their property and vehicles by:

  • Always locking vehicle, garage and house doors, even if you are nearby or only leaving for a short period of time. It may help to establish a routine where you check all doors and windows before leaving your home or going to bed.
  • Not leaving vehicles unattended with the keys inside, and making sure spare keys are kept in a secure location not in or around your vehicle.
  • Hiding or removing valuables, including garage door openers, from your vehicle so that they are not visible to people walking by.
  • Securing your vehicle if you need to leave it running by either locking the doors or using a steering wheel lock so it cannot be driven easily.
  • Reporting any suspicious activity to police immediately by calling 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if there is a crime in progress.

Police continue to investigate break and enters across the city and anyone with information about who may be responsible for any of these offences is asked to contact the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

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