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Cat burglar lurks in downtown Langley

Langley RCMP are warning downtown Langley residents to lock their doors and windows at night after a couple reports of a cat burglar.

Since Tuesday, Oct. 23, Langley RCMP has received two reports of home robberies involving someone breaking into a home while residents were sleeping.

A cat burglary is defined as an incident where a suspect breaks into a home overnight while people are at home asleep and is primarily undetected by the occupant of the home.

Both incidents have occurred overnight in the early morning hours with entry into the houses through unlocked doors, said Const. Craig van Herk. Residents have reported jewelry, electronics, medication and a vehicle stolen in the incidents.

“Our investigators are working diligently to find and arrest the person, or persons, responsible for these serious crimes,” said Supt. Derek Cooke. “As a precaution, we want to remind people that before they go to bed please be sure to lock your doors, take your garage door openers out of your vehicles if they are parked outside, and if you have an alarm, double check that it is on. We are also encouraging people to talk to their neighbours about these crimes, and to look after each other.”

The Langley RCMP has stepped up neighbourhood patrols during night and early morning hours, said Van Herk. “Along with our officers, we have our uniformed auxiliary constables out patrolling as well as the Langley Citizens Crime Watch patrol.”

These types of investigations remain a priority for the Langley RCMP. Currently, the Langley RCMP is liaising with neighbouring detachments and is working with their crime analyst. Anyone with information is asked to call the Langely RCMP at 604-532-3200.

There is more information on home security at www.langley.rcmp.ca or contact Block Watch at 604-532-3213.

 

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