Break-ins in the area

Break-ins in the area

Postby BQ_Civics » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:04 pm

The Edmonton Police Service has identified a recent trend in residential break and enters. The events are occurring during the late morning to mid afternoon and it is believed that a lone male suspect is responsible for entering the residence. The trend was identified over the past 5 days with events affecting several neighborhoods/areas including but not limited to Blackburne, Malmo, Riverbend, Royal Gardens and Aspen Gardens. The events are believed to be linked due to a consistent method of entry, that being a front door kick or mechanical force of some type, type of property being stolen and time frame of the events. The most recent event occurred on 12MAR14 with no events noted 12MAR15.

Of particular interest is that in reviewing the break and enter events, it was noted that on three out of five occasions the report of a 'suspicious persons' complaints was received in the area prior to the break and enter being discovered. In each event a male described as a native male ranging from late 20's to early 40's / approx 5'10"-11" / average build / hair ranging from short and dark on two events and dark, bushy on another / tattoo on left side of the neck / scar on the lip and most recently wearing a black shirt, black & white checkered cloth jacket and a black backpack was located in a neighborhood yard and challenged by homeowners. In each event the males response when challenged is the same, he claims to be looking for his cat and promptly leaves the area on foot.

As a result of these events the Edmonton Police Service has increased patrols of marked cars in these neighborhoods, along with the assignment of an unmarked unit targeting the area which has suffered the most recent event. To date these efforts have been unsuccessful and we look to the public for your assistance, should you see a male subject matching this description in your area during the noted times please contact Police immediately via 911. If you recall challenging a male in your yard who provided the same excuse/rationale of looking for his cat please notify Police via the Complaint line at 780-423-4567 to provide the details of your contact. Police Communications has been made aware of these events and will prioritize these events for dispatch accordingly.

To summarize, the events to date have occurred on weekdays from approx 1000-1500Hrs, it is believed that the suspect likely rings the doorbell or knocks to avoid entering an occupied residence. A perimeter check is likely done with the suspect entering the yard and looking in windows to further ensure that the residence is empty, if discovered the male will attempt to conceal his intent by indicating he is looking for his cat. Based on the geographical locations of the events the suspect is believed to possibly use the ravine or trail system to travel from neighborhood to neighborhood undetected.



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Re: Break-ins in the area

Postby BQ_Civics » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:12 pm

The Edmonton Police Service is pleased to inform you that as a direct result of community involvement an arrest has been made in relation to the afore mentioned break and enter series. On 12MAR27 at approx 1247Hrs Police received two separate calls of a suspicious man in the Windsor Park area, the description of the male matched that of the suspect believed to be involved in a series of daytime residential break and enters that spanned multiple southwest Edmonton neighborhoods. Residents reported seeing a native male, wearing a black and white plaid jacket and green hoodie, dark jeans with a tattoo on the side of his neck and felt him to be acting suspiciously. Upon Police arrival into the area the male was subsequently located in the area of 117 St/92 Av, the subject initially lied about his name as he was wanted on outstanding warrants and listed as Unlawfully at Large. His true identity was confirmed and the male was arrested on his warrants, further investigations led to the male subject being linked to six residential break and enters attributed to the series.
Investigations are ongoing and it is believed that with the assistance of pending forensic evidence more charges will be laid. Please advise your readers of the update and thank them for their assistance, this arrest is a direct result of having "extra eyes" in the community!

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