Lambton OPP are urging area residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or persons in their neighbourhoods, this after several break and enter incidents that have occurred over the last week.
The incidents include:
- A July 12 incident in which a residence in the 900 block of McCready Road in Dawn-Eupemia was ransacked by kicking in the back door. Missing are several pieces of jewellery, a laptop computer and two cameras, the value of which is said to be over $18,000.
- Also in Dawn-Euphemia, sometime between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 13, a residence in the 100 block of Maundamin Road was entered by suspects through a garage window. They reportedly then kicked in the interior door to gain access to the residence, ransacking the entire residence. No items of value have been reported missing.
- in Enniskillen Township, two incidents were reported, one occurring on July 8 between 2:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., in which a residence in the 2000 block of Tile Yard Road was entered and ransacked. Police say entry was gained through the use of a ladder to access an upper window. About $200 in U.S. currency was stolen. A second instance, between 6 p.m. July 11 and 6 p.m. on July 12, involved the forcing of a rear door at a residence in the 5000 block of Courtright Line. Police say the residence was ransacked with jewellery and a Stony television reported stolen for a total loss of $2,500.
- An incident in Brooke-Alvinston, occurring sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on July 8, resulted in the ransacking of a residence in the 7000 block of Oil Springs Line. Police say over $14,000 worth of assorted jewellery, computers and camera equipment were reported stolen.
Police are reminding residents to lock all doors, windows and out buildings when they are away, especially given the nature of some of the incidents, which occurred during daylight hours. "If you return home to find you have been the victim of a break and enter, please do not touch anything and call the police right away," police said in a media release.