Police investigating another wave of break-ins in Etobicoke
Published Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:17AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11:11AM EDT
Police are investigating after another rash of early-morning break-and-enters in Etobicoke.
A male suspect is believed to be responsible for a total of three break-and-enters in the Bloor Street and Markland Drive area between 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
According to police, residents were inside two of the homes at the time of the break-and-enters, though nobody was injured as a result.
One homeowner told CP24 that he chased the suspect down the street after waking up and seeing him peering into his bedroom.
“As we were lying there the lights came on in the bedroom and I saw a baseball cap brim kind of peer around the corner of the bedroom and at that point I knew something was up, so I yelled to my wife, jumped up and the person proceeded quickly out the stairs and out our back door,” the man told CP24 early Wednesday morning. “I never actually saw anything other than a brim.”
Police say they recovered some of the stolen property at several locations near the targetted homes and that the suspect may have been stashing the items for recovery later.
A description of the suspect has not been released and police say they cannot confirm whether there is a connection with a similar series of crimes committed in a nearby Etobicoke neighbourhood last week.
In that case, a male suspect broke into four homes in the Berry Road and Parklawn Road area, gaining access through unlocked doors and windows.
Once inside, the suspect then rummaged through the homes for valuables while the owners slept.
In one of the homes, the suspect also sexually assaulted a woman while she was asleep.
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