Police warn Cole Harbour residents of night time cat burglaries

Police warn Cole Harbour residents of night time break-ins

October 28, 2018, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia – Halifax District RCMP is warning residents of the Colby Village area of Cole Harbour of three recent break-ins. Three homes were entered in Colby Village during the past two nights. This occurred while the residents of the homes were at home and were asleep at the time.

The suspect(s) took keys, identification, shoes, and food from the homes. No one was hurt and the RCMP is asking residents to take precautions to protect themselves. Police are reminding residents to lock their homes at night and report any suspicious activity immediately to Halifax District RCMP by calling 902-490-5020 or 911 in an emergency.

Some of the victims of these incidents contacted police several hours after they discovered them, which significantly decreases the likelihood of police being able to identify the suspect(s).

Steps to increase your home’s safety:

  • Report suspicious activity immediately to police. Consider neighborhood watch programs in your community
  • Invest in alarm systems and video security systems
  • Secure all doors and windows and ensure garage doors are kept closed and locked
  • Install timers on interior lights when you are not at home
  • Have someone look after your home when you are planning to be away for an extended absence
  • Do not place your car keys close to the door, and store them in an inconspicuous location
  • Keep remote garage door openers out of sight or hidden in your vehicle
  • Record serial numbers of valuable items

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.