Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:30 pm ·  2 Comments
The Halton Regional Police Service is currently investigating a series of break & enters to residential homes in the Town of Oakville.
Some of these entries have been occurring during daytime hours with unknown suspects knocking on doors or ringing doorbells to check if anyone is home. When no answer is received, suspects then force entry into the residence through the front door. During one of these incidents a homeowner was home; however, the suspect quickly ran from the residence without further incident.
Suspect is described as male, possibly middle eastern, 25 to 30 years, 6’ tall, 190 lbs, slim build, black hair and chinstrap beard. He was wearing a windbreaker with NIKE symbol, also white NIKE running shoes.
Some other entries have occurred during the evening hours involving unknown suspects gaining access to the rear gardens of homes and then prying open patio doors or windows (some of which are unlocked) to gain entry inside.
During one overnight entry the homeowner heard a noise downstairs at 4:40 am and discovered 2 individuals in her kitchen. They quickly fled the residence and were last seen entering a vehicle that was parked outside.
Suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue or black older model sedan, with custom modifications including circular rear and front LED lights, and a loud muffler system. Both involved suspects wore dark clothing and toques.
The main focus of these entries appears to be valuables including cash, jewelry and easy to carry electronics.
Some preventative measures include:
Also, on February 12th, Halton Police in conjunction with CP24, will be hosting a segment on break and enters which will focus on crime prevention strategies and home security tips. This will commence at 6:00 am and can be viewed live on CP24 subject to any breaking news of the day.
Anyone with information pertaining to any of these incidents is asked to call the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2216, Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).