Police warning about increase of break-and-enters in Burnaby

Mar 6 2020, 9:41 am

Police are warning residents in Burnaby after a rise in residential break and enters.

The Burnaby RCMP says that “since January 1, there have been 15 break and enters to lower-level apartments” in Burnaby.

The two main areas that have been targeted appear to be the area around Kingsway, Rumble Street, Royal Oak Avenue, and Gilley Avenue, as well as the area south of Edmonds Skytrain Station, near Taylor Park.

“The suspects have generally targeted small portable items that can be easily transported such as computers, electronic devices, jewellery, and handbags,” reads a police statement.

It’s not specified, however, whether the break-ins appear to be connected.

Police are reminding people to take proper precautions to avoid becoming a victim of property crime.

Easy ways to secure your residence include:

  • Always locking patio doors and windows
  • Locking valuables in a safe or lockbox
  • Installing motion sensor lights (if possible)
  • Upgrading your door and window locks
  • Keeping a record of the serial numbers of your valuables

Being a victim of property crime can be frightening and frustrating, says Corporal Mike Kalanj, Spokesperson for the Burnaby RCMP. We are asking that members of our community take a look at the advice we’re providing to lower the chances of becoming a victim and to increase the safety of your home.