North Vancouver RCMP are warning residents about thieves using scaffolding to break into apartments.
According to police, two North Vancouver apartments were broken into over the last several weeks. Thieves used construction scaffolding set up outside the buildings to access the apartments on the second and third floors.
In both cases, wallets and purses were taken.
“These are crimes of opportunity, with residents leaving their patio doors open – allowing easy access for criminals to enter their property,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP, in a release. “If scaffolding is set up around your building be extra vigilant and secure your doors and windows properly.”
Residents are being reminded to secure their patio doors and windows to prevent thefts.
All residents are encouraged to report suspicious persons and incidents by calling the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.