Submitted. The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating an early morning break and enter which occurred on July 13th. The suspect(s) gained entry into a residence in the 33900 block of Fern Street while the occupants were asleep in their home. No contact was made with the residents and the suspect(s) left the home after obtaining a purse.
“Cat burglary” break and enters are unsettling not only because of the theft of valuables, but also because the residents were inside when the intruder(s) were committing the thefts. Although “cat burglaries” are rare, they are concerning to police and the community because of the potential for conflict between the occupants of the home and those breaking in.
With the warmer weather upon us, the Abbotsford Police Department is reminding residents to be mindful of the potential dangers of leaving their windows and doors insecure. These actions may result in crimes of opportunity.
Anyone with information about this break and enter should call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.