Wednesday, October 27, 2010

City's break and enter total now at ten

The Prince Rupert RCMP updated the tally board today on the string of break and enters in the city since October 10th and for those keeping score at home the number is now ten, with the west side of town bearing the brunt of the criminal activity.

The most recent robbery took place earlier this morning when someone broke into a residence on Sloan Avenue sometime between 2 and 7 am, the suspect entered through a carport door that had been left unlocked and stole a wallet from the residence.

On Sunday, October 24th an open window proved to be the point of entry when a resident on Kootenay Avenue awoke to discover that the front window was wide open and the front door unlocked.

When the inventory of home effects was complete the home owner had discovered that a gold ring and two diamond rings were stolen, as well as a camcorder and wallet.

What has police most concerned about the string of break and enters is the that they are taking place while residents are at home and sleeping, while no injuries have been reported in any of the incidents thus far, the brazen nature of the offences has not gone un-noticed by the police.

You can review the previous case files from our archives here and here.

Local residents can probably help to slow down the pace of the break ins by making sure that all their doors and windows are locked prior to retiring for the night.

Rupertites with any information on the incidents is asked to contact the RCMP at  250-627-0700 or through the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800--222-TIPS.

The latest details on the incidents can be found on the RCMP website.

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