CALGARY- Police are growing concerned about a huge number of break-ins that have happened in south Calgary over the past two months.
102 house and garage break-ins have been reported since March 1, including 65 that happened at night time.
It’s especially concerning because half the cases involved suspects entering the home through an unlocked door, or getting into an unlocked vehicle then using a garage door opener to access the house.
The most recent case happened around 3:30 a.m. on Friday in Canyon Meadows. Police believe the thief found a house key inside an unlocked van, then got inside the house and stole several more keys, including one to a black SUV. The family, which was sleeping inside, woke up to hear a dog barking and the sound of a vehicle outside.
Their SUV has since been recovered.
Police say they have seen a high number of break-ins in the following areas:
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
Homeowners are also encourage to take the following precautions: