Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP are warning the public about break and enters involving ladders.
Over the last two weeks, there have been three incidents of daytime break and enters where thieves used a ladder to try to gain entry to residences. Two attempted break and enters occurred in Ketch Harbour and Clayton Park, and thieves gained entry using a ladder at a Lower Sackville residence. It appears that the criminals are targeting unoccupied houses and using a ladder left outside by property owners to access unlocked or open windows on the second floor.
If you’ve experienced a similar incident and/or you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, try to get a good description of the person, including: height, weight, clothing and other details. Take a look to see if there’s a vehicle parked nearby and try to get a license plate number as well as the make and model of the vehicle. Always call police and never take matters into your own hands. If you own a ladder, ensure that it is locked and not easily accessible. Always lock your windows and doors when you aren’t home.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.