Ottawa: Residential Break Ins

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 The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Team and Crime Stoppers are warning the public of a series of residential break-ins that have occurred over the past three weeks across the city. A total of nine break-ins have occurred in the daytime and involve forced entry into secure homes.

The suspect(s) is targeting the homes of persons of Asian descent with the goal of getting high-end jewellry and accessories such as handbags.

In some cases, safes were defeated to gain access to them and steal the contents. Ottawa Police would like to urge the public who may have valuable jewellery and/or gold bars and coins to consider placing these items in a safety deposit box and not keep these items in their home.

There are no suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Break & Enter Team at 613-236-1222, ext. 2638 or call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.