Nighttime break-ins in north Calgary
The Calgary Police Service is continuing to urge residents to properly secure their homes and vehicles after a number of nighttime break-ins have occurred.
Between Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, eight break and enters have been reported in the communities of Arbour Lake, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Harvest Hills, Coventry Hills and Hidden Valley. In all cases, the culprit(s) gained access to residences by removing screen windows and doors, through unlocked windows and doors or through overhead garage doors. It is unknown if any of these incidents are connected.
In many cases, residences were occupied at the time of the break-ins.
The Service would like to remind Calgarians to stay vigilant and to secure their homes and vehicles throughout all hours of the day, regardless of residences being occupied. Citizens should follow these safety tips:
- Hide or preferably remove any valuables from vehicles, including garage door openers. Offenders can easily gain access to a residence by using a garage door opener that has been left in a vehicle.
- Lock all doors and windows, including doors leading from an attached garage into a residence. Screen doors and windows do not provide any level of security as they can be easily cut or removed.
- Turn off power to overhead garage doors.
- Report any suspicious activity to police by calling 403-266-1234. If a crime is in progress, please call 9-1-1.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
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