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HRP Advisory – Multiple Break and Enters in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police is advising the public of a rash of break and enters in the Spryfield, Cowie Hill and surrounding areas.

Police have received twelve reports of break and enters into residences since January 25:

  • Sometime between January 25-27: Vacant residence on Maplewood Drive, forced entry through front door, nothing taken.
  • January 26: Residence on Lynn Road, forced entry through rear door, nothing taken.
  • February 1: Residence in the 0-100 block of Old Sambro Road, entry through unlocked back door, safe, personal documents and jewellery taken.
  • February 2: Residence in the 100 block of Abrams Way, forced entry through rear door, jewellery and laptop taken.
  • February 2: Residence in the 0-100 block of Abrams Way, forced entry through rear door, nothing taken.
  • February 11: Residence in the 400 block of Herring Cove Road, forced entry through window in front door, video game system, tablet and loose change taken.
  • February 23: Residence on Rexdale Avenue, forced entry through rear door, jewellery, military medals/paraphernalia and woman’s clothing and underwear taken. A woman returned home to find an unknown man in her house. The man ran out the back door when he saw her. The man was described as 5’7” and wearing a dark hoodie, track pants, a red ball cap and white sneakers.
  • Sometime between February 22-26: Residence on Hartlen Avenue, forced entry through rear basement window, small kitchen appliance, jewellery, computer, tablet and tools taken.
  • Sometime between February 26-28: Residence where the homeowner was away on Alabaster Way, forced entry through basement door, jewellery, cash and tools taken.
  • February 29: 100 block of Drysdale Road, forced entry through basement window unknown what taken.
  • March 1: 0-100 block of Stone Gate Drive, forced entry through basement window but nothing taken.
  • March 2: 100 block of Westgate Drive, forced entry through ground floor window (attempted rear patio door entry first), jewelry and electronics taken.

Investigators have identified potential suspects and are exploring the possibility that these incidents may be connected. Police ask anyone with information to call 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.

If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, report it to police by calling 902-490-5020. Try to get a good description of the person including height, weight, clothing and other details. Take a look to see if there is a vehicle parked nearby and make note of the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle.

Source: Media Release

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