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OPP warn of break-ins in cottage country

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TORONTO – A rash of break-ins over the past three weeks in Ontario’s cottage country has residents worried and prompted police in the area to issue a warning.

The West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police say they have been called to 14 residences and cottages regarding break-and-enters, specifically in the Seguin Township area.

It is alleged the intruder broke inside the homes and stole various items including liquor, electronic equipment, power tools and even food.

Police are reminding residents to keep a look out for suspicious activity and report any disturbances.

Authorities also say home owners should lock their doors and windows, keep the lights on in the day and night, don’t talk about vacation times with strangers and make sure your home looks occupied.

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Police have not released a description of a suspect.

Anyone with information regarding similar break-ins is urged to come forward.

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