Four break-ins, one charge laid so far

Gan­der RCMP con­tin­ues in­ves­ti­ga­tion into items stolen from four prop­er­ties

The Beacon (Gander) - - Front page - BY ADAM RANDELL THE BEA­CON

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.

Pro­tect­ing prop­erty

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).

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