Thorn­hill bur­glar­ies on the rise

Richmond Hill Post - - Neighbourh­ood News -

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.

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