Nighttime Break-ins in South Calgary

ALERT: Nighttime Break-ins in South Calgary

November 29, 2013 03:44 PM

The Calgary Police Service is investigating several nighttime break and enters in south Calgary.

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, two separate residential break and enters occurred at approximately 4 a.m., in the community of Auburn Bay S.E.

In both incidents, the homeowners were inside the residence at the time, and in one case they confronted the suspect.

In the first incident, the suspect(s) used a garage door opener taken from inside an unlocked vehicle on the property. Entry was gained into the residence through the interior garage door, where the suspect(s) proceeded to steal personal items. In this case, the lone female homeowner was asleep on the main floor couch when the suspect(s) were inside her home, and did not become aware of the crime until she woke up.

In the second incident, the suspect(s) removed items from a vehicle parked in the alley behind the home, before using a tool to force entry into the residence, where a family with young children was asleep inside. While the suspect(s) were removing personal items, the homeowner confronted a culprit and chased the offender from the residence.

Other nighttime break-ins have occurred in south Calgary, in which residents are home at the time of the crime. In many cases, the suspect(s) have utilized garage door openers from inside parked vehicles, and gained entry into the home through the walk-through interior door.

These incidents can occur anywhere in the city, however, recent trends over the last month have been noticed in the south Calgary area, including Chaparral, Copperfield, Auburn Bay, Mahogany and Silverado.

The Calgary Police Service is vigorously investigating all avenues, and is seeking assistance from anyone with information.

Calgarians are reminded to lock vehicle doors, whether they are parked on the street or garage, and to ensure all doors and windows to the residence and garage are locked.

Don’t leave items in plain view in your vehicle and remove your garage door remote. Consider installing an aftermarket car alarm if your vehicle is not already equipped with one.

Incidents should be reported immediately by calling 403-266-1234. Always call 911 to report a crime in progress.

Anyone with information on these south Calgary incidents are asked to call police at 403-266-1234, Sgt. Garth Kowalyk of District 8 at 403-567-6800 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637