Prince Rupert RCMP are reminding people to make sure everything is locked up as a youth repeat offender who is known to break into homes is back in town.
“This individual is entering homes that are unlocked and has no regard for whether you are at home, if you are sleeping or if your home is vacant” states Cst. Laura Lechky of the Prince Rupert RCMP, noting that the person has been in and out of police custody and is currently on a Deferred Custody and Supervision Order.
“If you have a dog and you hear it barking or growling, this individual could be in your residence, get up and call us right away.”
And RCMP are pointing to two break-ins from early Sunday morning as a reminder of the importance of locking everything up. Two homes in the area of Gull Cres. and Prince Rupert Blvd. were broken into early Sunday, April 17, 2011. The suspect got away with a purse and a blue Nintendo DS in a blue carrying case along with a grey charger from the house. The second home that was broken into, the suspect used a ladder and climbed onto the patio of the residence and entered the home from an unlocked patio door on the second floor. The suspect stole cash and a 6″ blade hunting knife.During both break-ins the resident’s were home in bed and did not get a look at the suspect.
As well as being proactive in locking up homes, shed, cars, RCMP are asking people to be vigilant in watching for suspicious activity or persons in their neighbourhoods.