SURREY — Surrey Mounties are warning city residents to keep their doors and ground-floor windows locked after a “sharp” increase in residential break-ins.
“It’s not just the summer months when thieves look for open or unsecured windows and doors,” Corporal Scotty Schumann said. “Any time an easy opportunity presents itself, the chances of being victimized are increased.”
Last month police received 230 reports of break-ins across the city, in homes, sheds and garages. Most happened in Whalley and the thieves typically got in through an unlocked door or window.
Meantime, Jordon Cronk, 32, of Surrey was sentenced on Oct. 14 to five years in prison on charges of break-and-enter, break-and-enter to steal a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license or registration, and possession of a firearm contrary to a court order. Cronk was also banned for life from possessing a gun.
This was in connection with break-ins in Whalley on Oct. 5 and Aug. 18.