Lock doors to offset B&Es: Chilliwack RCMP

RCMP are reporting a rash of eight B&Es on the north side of Chilliwack in the past three weeks. They all may have been committed by one suspect, warn police.

Chilliwack RCMP are reporting a rash of eight B&Es on the north side of Chilliwack in the past three weeks.

They all may be the work of a lone suspect, warn police.

“The break-ins are occurring through unlocked doors and windows in the early morning hours and the suspect appears to be targeting home electronics,” said RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck.

These are brazen crimes of opportunity, often in the morning, and police say if the opportunity is eliminated, so will the recent crime spree hopefully.

“Patio doors and windows need to be locked and stay locked, otherwise we leave ourselves vulnerable to these types of crimes,” said the officer.

It could be one person responsible for the rash of break-ins and police are asking the public for help by reporting to the RCMP anything out of the ordinary in their neighbourhoods.

“It’s pretty brazen to break-into homes in the morning when people are potentially home and we want this to stop.”

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, between five-foot-ten and six-foot and about 170 lbs., wearing blue or green pants and possibly work boots.

His primary mode of transportation is a bicycle, say police, but he also has access to a vehicle.

“Police are placing a very high priority on these incidents and have several resources dedicated to the investigation,” said Wolbeck.

Anyone with info can call 604-792-4611 and ask to speak to Cpl. Williams of the Property Crime Unit or Crime Stoppers for a possible cash reward at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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