There’s a cat burglar in Pitt Meadows. Sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31 someone entered a home through an unlocked door, and made off with an antique box that contained some money and other personal items.
“This theft is particularly alarming, as thieves do not normally enter occupied homes,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh.
“A majority of residential break-ins occur during daylight hours when the occupants are out, not in the middle of the night when citizens are usually inside. In this case it appears the thief, or thieves, were able to find an unlocked door and decided to commit the crime,” he added.
“The occupants of the home were unaware that anyone had broken in, and they were not harmed in any way.”
Police are reminding people in the community to lock their doors at all times, even when you’re inside.
With the hotter weather, most people will leave windows open, but these windows should not be on a ground floor, or in an area that would give an unwanted intruder easy access.
If anyone is in the neighbourhood that does not appear to have a lawful reason to be there, please call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251, and police will attempt to locate the person and ensure the person is not up to any wrong doing.