After several early evening break-ins to homes in South Vancouver, the VPD are reminding residents to keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
Since November 7th, there have been at least seven residential break-ins reported to police where homes were ransacked and personal items stolen. It appears that the suspects circle neighbourhoods looking for potential targets. They knock on the door, and when no one answers, they force entry.
Unfortunately, during the most recent incident, the occupants did not answer the door, but were home when the masked suspects broke-in.
“Thankfully, the suspects were not violent when they encountered the residents,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “We encourage people to make their homes appear occupied. If you don’t feel like answering the door, make some noise or turn on a light to indicate to a potential burglar that someone is at home.”
Anyone who notices suspicious vehicles or behaviour in their neighbourhood is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.