Multiple break-ins in Stoney Creek come with homeowners asleep

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Published June 28, 2024 at 6:25 pm

Ontario, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, theft, break-ins, police, overnight

Hamilton Police are cautioning local residents after a series of break-ins overnight Thursday (June 27) in a Stoney Creek neighbourhood that came while the homeowners were asleep.

Police say they received multiple reports of residential break-ins that happened between midnight and 6 a.m. in the Mathers Drive area.

An investigation revealed that in all break-in’s entry was gained by thieves through either an unlocked door or unsecure window.

“All the break-ins occurred with residents asleep in their homes,” said Hamilton Police. “An investigation revealed entry was gained through unlocked doors and insecure windows.

“Now that the warm weather is here, Hamilton police want to remind everyone to close and lock your windows and doors when not home or prior to going to sleep. Keep your property well-lit and report any unusual or suspicious activity immediately.”

Here are some safety tips provided by Hamilton Police to help keep your home safe:

  • Lock All Doors and Windows:Ensure all doors and windows are locked, even when you are at home.
  • Install Deadbolts: Use deadbolt locks on all exterior doors for added security.
  • Use a Peephole or Doorbell Camera:Always check who is at your door before opening it.
  • Do Not Open for Strangers:Never open the door to strangers or unexpected visitors.
  • Keep Your Home Well-Lit: Use outdoor lighting to illuminate entry points and deter intruders.
  • Maintain Your Yard: Trim bushes and trees that could provide cover for burglars.
  • Secure Sliding Doors:Use a rod or bar in the track to prevent sliding doors from being forced open.
  • Use Alarm Systems:Install a home security system and use it consistently.
  • Install Security Cameras: Place cameras at entry points to monitor activity around your home.
  • Do Not Share Travel Plans: Avoid posting travel plans or status updates on social media that indicate your home is vacant.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the police at 905-546-2929. Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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