On September 12th at 9:40 am, Brockville Police attended an apartment complex in the central/east portion of the city.
The resident returned home after taking kids to school and discovered the apartment had been entered while he was out. Entry was gained by cutting the screen of a ground floor bedroom window. The unit had been left in a mess and some items were missing including prescription medication.
On September 13th at 1:11 am, Brockville Police responded to a break and enter in the east end of the city.
The female resident was still awake and scared the suspect off. With a flashlight as an aid, the male subject cut the screen in a door window to reach in and unlock the door. Nothing was taken but Police believe he stepped into the residence before being alerted to the resident being still awake.
On September 13th at 1:58 am, Brockville Police attended another attempt break and enter in the central/east area of the city.
The male resident was awakened by an unknown male with a flashlight looking into his bedroom window. The homeowner got up to confront the suspect who fled on foot. He described the lone male as 5’11” to 6″ tall, very thin build and dressed in a black hoodie. Brockville Police believe the same individual is responsible for the two latter incidents due to locations of the homes, timing and similar behaviour. It is very possible, the first incident is related even though it took place during daytime hours.
Last week we put out a reminder about securing sliding doors. It would seem this suspect is taking the extra measure of cutting screens to gain entry or unlock doors. Police remind the community to secure all points of entry to their homes. The investigation is ongoing into trying to locate the responsible individual.
If anyone has information that may be helpful in identifying this suspect please call us. Any suspicious individuals, especially in the evening hours and matching the description given, don’t hesitate to contact Police.