Abbotsford Police issue warning after increase in break-ins in east part

ABBOTSFORD Police say they have noticed an increase in reported break-ins in the Winfield Drive area (near Whatcom Road) of Abbotsford over the past month.

Since October 20, Winfield Drive has had nine break-ins, three of which occurred last week. The majority of these break and enters took place in the evening or overnight, with the prowler(s) gaining access through unlocked doors or windows.

Crime Prevention Unit Sgt. Jason Scott notes, “It’s important to not make it easy for thieves. Take the time to make sure your doors and windows are locked, your blinds are closed and your outside lights are on.”

The Abbotsford Police Department reminds citizens to get into the habit of practicing the 9 p.m. routine, which includes locking up vehicles and residences before going to bed.