Eight cars were broken into overnight in southeast Burlington and Halton police are advising residents to remove valuables.
If “things are in plain view and the vehicles are unlocked, they are more likely to be targeted,” said Sgt. Dana Nicholas.
Several vehicles – along Burloak Dr, Tottenham Rd., Brady Ave,. Lampman Ave., Sheraton Rd., and Boxley Rd.- had windows smashed and door locks popped between 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 16.
Sunglasses, cologne, a purse, loose change, cigarettes, and construction tools are among the items lifted by thieves.
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It’s likely the cars were randomly targeted, say police.
Burlington residents were also issued a similar warning over the summer following an 187 per cent spikein thefts from vehicles over summer 2016.
Residents are being urged to remove valuable items, such as wallets and purses, whenever your car is left unattended and report any suspicious people in your neighbourhood.
Police have repeatedly advised residents to lock it or lose it.
Here are some tips on how to keep your car safe in Halton.