Police ask for help to identify break and enter suspect
The Calgary Police Service is asking the public for help to identify a suspect in a nighttime break and enter that may have put a child at risk.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, police were called to a home in the 700 block of Rundleridge Drive N.E., after a resident in the home woke in the night to find his dog barking at a man standing in his hallway.
It is believed the suspect used a homemade ladder to climb into the residence through an unlocked bedroom window and walked through the room to gain access to the rest of the house. There was an elementary school-aged child asleep in the room at the time.
The suspect fled when he was confronted by the resident.
The suspect is described as approximately 6' tall, with a medium build and dark hair. He was wearing a white golf shirt, potentially with thin black stripes and khaki shorts. He was seen leaving the area on a mountain bike.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
Here are a few tips for Calgarians’ to prevent break and enters, property and vehicle theft:
- Despite the warm weather, it is important to ensure windows and doors are secured at all times, even when you’re home. Culprits need mere moments to commit a theft or break in.
- 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.