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Police nab ‘prolific prowler’ after series of break-ins in North Delta

Residents reminded to ensure vehicles, garages and homes are locked
(Delta Police Department photo)

Police say they have arrested a “prolific prowler” after a series of overnight residential break-and-enters in North Delta.

The incidents happened primarily in the Sunshine Hills neighbourhood from July 16 to 18. In one instance, police say, he is suspected of trespassing on several properties before gaining entry into one residence via an unlocked garage.

Officers had increased patrols in the area and spotted the suspect, arresting him without incident on Tuesday (Aug. 3). The suspect has no fixed address and is known to police.

“We’d like to use this opportunity to remind Delta residents to check their vehicles nightly, ensuring they are locked, and no valuables are left inside,” says Inspector Guy Leeson, head of DPD’s uniformed Patrol Section.

“Our patrol members work 24/7, but it’s a good reminder for those away on vacation to ensure your home is locked, lit, and being routinely checked by family, friends, or neighbours.”

Delta Police will be recommending a number of charges, including trespass by night, break and enter and theft.

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Beau Simpson

About the Author: Beau Simpson

As an editor who started his career in 2000 with the Nanaimo Daily News, I am finding there is still much to learn about community journalism, especially in our digital age
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