Halifax Regional Police is advising the public after receiving 41 reports of break and enters into homes all over peninsular Halifax since July 1.
There have been suspects charged in five of the incidents. The majority have involved unlocked doors or windows and a few have involved smashed windows or forced doors or locks. Some of the targeted items have included electronics, purses, wallets, food, liquor, clothing, shoes, musical equipment, and tools.
To reduce the risk of your house being broken into, make sure that windows and doors are locked before you leave your home. If you have sliding windows or patio doors, place a piece of wood along the tracks to make them difficult to open. If your home is equipped with an alarm, ensure it is activated when you leave. If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, report it to police by calling 902-490-5020. Try to get a good description of the person including height, weight, clothing and other details. Take a look to see if there is a vehicle parked nearby and make note of the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle.
Officers are asking anyone with information about these incidents, or who has experienced a similar incident, to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.