Friday, 29 November 2019

Update: Multiple Overnight Break-and-Enters

Please note, we have seen a large increase in Break-and-Enter incidents over the past week. There have been more than 20 reported break-ins in the Central Etobicoke area just this week.

The Toronto Police are investigating two clusters of break-ing which they believe may have been committed by the same individual.


The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a tracksuit.

Police have advised us that this individual has been targeting many homes in a specific area during the overnight hours while homeowners are home and presumably asleep. It is believed that the suspect looks for unlocked doors and/or windows (cutting through screens if necessary) and steals cash and other small items that can be easily hidden while walking down the street. We have received no reports of injuries to the homeowners.

Police are urging all residents to lock all of their windows and doors at night, and to be on the lookout for anyone suspicious on your property.

For more information on minimizing the risk of your home being broken into, please refer to the 22 Division CPLC website on Crime Prevention.

For more information and locations of the incidents reports last week, please refer to the Weekly Crime Summary (November 21 - 27) 

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Previous Report
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Please note, the Toronto Police are advising residents in the areas surrounding Dundas St. West / Royal York Rd. and Bloor St. West / Royal York Rd. to please be extra vigilant and ensure that all doors and windows are locked at night:
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a recent spate of overnight residential break-and-enters while the homeowners were home.

Police received reports that 10 properties were entered in the area surrounding Dundas St. West / Royal York Rd. and Bloor St. West / Royal York Rd.

It is reported that:
  • The suspect entered all the homes through unlocked doors and windows on Saturday, November 23, 2019, and Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • He is described as a white man, in his 30s, and was wearing a tracksuit

Police are asking the public to be vigilant and ensure that all doors and windows are locked prior to going to sleep.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

View Police Report »

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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