Beware of cat burglars, police advise North Langley residents

There have been a series of break-ins in North Langley, police say. Older garage doors can be an entry point.

Langley RCMP are warning home owners to lock their doors and set alarms after a number of night time break-ins while residents are sleeping.

A cat burglar or burglars have struck a number of times in the past week in the North Langley area, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.

Police suggest to use an alarm while at home and when leaving. In some cases, robbers will abandon their efforts when the audible alarm is sounded.

They also warn to never leave house keys hidden outside.

Older garage door openers are easy to hack, so look into modernizing ones 15 to 20 years old.

Additionally, some people are devastated after a break-in and would benefit from support.  Client Support Services (formerly Victim Services) is available and will assist with any necessary referrals or support, including the scheduling of a free home security inspection by Block Watch volunteers.

Home security inspection volunteers are trained and security-cleared individuals who will conduct an inspection of your home and provide you with information and suggest changes for increased safety.

To arrange an inspection, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

Langley Times

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