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Keep eye out for thieves, say police

As the weather warms and Vancouverites fling open windows and patio doors to let in spring breezes, police are warning residents to be mindful of thieves who take advantage of the easy access.

As the weather warms and Vancouverites fling open windows and patio doors to let in spring breezes, police are warning residents to be mindful of thieves who take advantage of the easy access.

“Twenty-nine per cent of residential break-and-enters this year have been to homes where there has been no sign of forced entry,” said Const. Lindsey Houghton.

He said residents need to remember to close doors and properly lock windows when they leave their home, and are well advised to invest in window stoppers.

“There have been 945 residential break-and-enters year-to-date, down nine per cent from last year,” Houghton said. “That is a significant number. You’re talking (hundreds) of people who are not having their homes broken into.”

 
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