THUNDER BAY – On July 14th, a resident in the 200 block of Maple Avenue was startled by an intruder in his home just after 10:30 a.m. this morning. The home owner had walked into his house after being outside gardening when he discovered a male inside. The suspect fled the house and there were no injuries and no items were stolen.
The suspect is described as:
– Caucasian male in his mid to late 20’s
– 5’10” tall with a slim build
– Light coloured short hair
– Wearing a light coloured baseball cap and light coloured clothing
Anyone with information should contact Police or Crime Stoppers.
The Thunder Bay Police Service advise this “Brings to light the methods used by criminals to pick potential targets for their crimes. Suspects have been known to ride around neighbourhoods on bicycles or on foot, looking for residences that might offer them an opportunity for easy access. With the nice weather of summer, residents will often be working in their yards, leaving the doors of the house unlocked. This can create an opportunity.
The Thunder Bay Police Service recommends that you lock your door if you are outside of your home for extended periods of time. Open windows at ground level can also be easy access points for criminal. We also encourage residents to keep an eye open for persons who may be going up and streets or laneways in a suspicious manner. Call police if you are concerned about suspicious persons who may be looking for break in opportunities.
Locking of car doors, sheds and homes will not prevent all crime, but will help to reduce the odds of becoming a target.