Four break-ins, one charge laid so far
Gander RCMP continues investigation into items stolen from four properties
GANDER, NL – Over the last month the RCMP has been investigating four residential break-ins.
The first incident was reported on April 19, and while spread out, all break-ins occurred within the same general area of town.
While Corporal Pam Blackwood wouldn’t disclose the locations targeted, she said the properties were closely related in distance.
“Coincidently, two were on the same road, and (the other) two were on another same road,” Blackwood said.
Items stolen from the property included jewelry, electronics and money.
In carrying out the investigation, an individual who was found in possession of a piece of stolen property from one of the four homes has been charged.
Blackwood says the investigation is ongoing.
To help protect belongings, Blackwood reminds residents to lock up valuable items. If items such as jewelry are unique, a photo of it should be taken to have on record. In electronics, she says it’s best practice to have a picture of the item and a documented serial number.
When it comes to residential properties, if away for a length of time, she reminds residents to have someone check in on the property, to collect the mail and make the home as lived in as possible.
Anyone with information pertaining to the four break-ins is asked to call the Gander RCMP at 256-6841, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).