January 24, 2012, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . Halifax District RCMP are asking people to watch for suspicious activity following a series of Break and Enters in Lower Sackville.
From November 2011 to January 2012, RCMP have received several reports of Break and Enters into homes in the Lower Sackville area. The Break and Enters have occurred at various times throughout the day and night. In some cases, the homes were securely locked and in other cases they were not. In addition to stealing items such as electronics, money and jewelry, damage was done in some of the homes.
The RCMP are encouraging all residents to do their part to keep their neighborhood safe. Everyone can make crime prevention part of their daily routine just by looking out for each other. Be aware any unusual activity in your neighborhood and report it to the police. "Crime prevention can be as simple as getting to know your neighbours," says Cst. Tammy Lobb of Halifax District RCMP. "When you see when something that doesn't seem right, call the police. That could mean noticing a strange vehicle circling the block, or seeing someone you don’t recognize in your neighbourhood."
The RCMP wish to remind residents to make home security a priority and consider the following security tips:
* Always secure doors and windows and close window coverings before leaving your home or going to bed.
* Leave an exterior light on or invest in motion lights.
* Consider interior lighting which alternates and gives the impression that someone may be home.
* If you will be away for an extended period of time, consider having someone trusted check your home for you, stop newspaper delivery and arrange for snow removal.
* Park a vehicle in your driveway and be sure to lock it.
Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents or any other incident to come forward. People can contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to "CRIMES" (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at
www.crimestoppers.ns.ca . Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000.