Seeking public assistance in Calgary break-ins
The Calgary Police Service Centralized Break and Enter Teams are seeking public assistance to identify two men believed to be responsible for at least three recent break-ins in Calgary.
In each instance, an unknown man in a high-visibility vest approaches the front door of the residence and knocks on the door. When there is no answer, a second unknown man approaches the front door and assists the first suspect in forcing entry into the residence, by providing break-in tools and serving as a lookout.
The break-ins occurred on:
- Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, between approximately 8:30 and 9 p.m., at a residence located at Panorama Hill Circle N.W.
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at approximately 12:45 p.m., at a residence located in the 12700 block of Canso Place S.W.
- Thursday Oct. 11, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., at a residence located in the 1500 block of Evergreen Hill S.W.
Offenders stole various property including jewelry and identification documents.
It is also believed that the same two men have been seen knocking on doors and ringing doorbells in the community of Lake Bonavista. When a homeowner answers, the men provide an excuse of being at the wrong address.
Investigators also believe the suspects are responsible for similar break and enters in Edmonton and are in the process of working with the Edmonton Police Service to share information.
CCTV of the suspects is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
The first suspect is described as 5’10” tall with a medium build. He has been seen to be wearing beige pants, a yellow reflective vest, grey hat, gloves and black sunglasses.
The second suspect is described 5’11” tall with a heavy build. He has been seen to be wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and a black hat.
Citizens can protect themselves by doing the following:
- Always ensuring all doors are locked, even when people are home.
- Report any suspicious people or activity to police immediately, such as people knocking on doors for an unexplainable reason or without valid identification.
- Installing an alarm system or security cameras, such as a doorbell camera. This CCTV is often crucial evidence for break and enter investigations.
- If citizens are having packages delivered, request that they be left at a back door or held at a distribution facility if possible.
- Completing the #9PMRoutine before going to sleep or leaving their residence.
Anyone with information about these offences or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously through either of the following methods:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
Case # 18446013/4280