Thornhill burglaries on the rise
The mostly residential neighbourhood of Clark Avenue West and New Westminster Drive has seen 20 total break-ins in the past 10 months, with half of those from this summer alone.
Constable Andy Pattenden with the York Regional Police ( YRP) said that the pattern of the break-ins indicates that many of the robberies may be connected.
“There were 18 break-and-enters just on Brickstone Circle,” said Pattenden. “It is over a significant period, but it is a lot of instances … the method in which the thieves got into the houses and the things that they were looking for were all the same.”
Cash, jewellery and electronics were the main targets of the thieves, and most occurred in the early morning hours. Many of the families broken into happened to be on vacation at the time.