Break and enter investigation continues
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Sep 19, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Break and enter investigation continues

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BY ANDREW SMITH

BANNER STAFF

LISTOWEL- Police are reminding residents to remain vigilant after a Listowel family was targeted by a botched break and enter.

Kees Wijnands, OPP community services and media relations officer, said the reported incident of a suspect breaking into a Listowel home and being scared off by the residents sleeping inside does not fit the traditional description of a home invasion.

“Usually those home invasions are drug-related, and nothing indicates any of that here,” he said. “Nothing fits into that home invasion aspect.”

Wijnands said the information of the incident is common with criminals ringing the door bell of a home targeted for break-in and proceeding inside when there is no answer.

“That type of entry is not uncommon, but it’s usually done during the day than at night,” Wijnands said. “The odds of having nobody there are much greater during the day.”

Investigation into the case is continuing, Wijnands said, and asks the public to alert police to suspicious behavior.

“We’re always saying that if there’s someone walking around your neighbourhood, even if it’s at 1:30 in the morning, give us a call immediately,” Wijnands said. “It’s not a bad thing for everyone to know who’s walking the streets.”

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