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Cat burglar strikes three times in two days

Abbotsford Police are warning the public that a cat burglar is on the loose.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the thief struck three times in a two-day period, entering through a sliding glass door between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. in each case.

Electronics, jewelry, ID and cash were stolen. All the occupants were sleeping at the time, and nobody was harmed, which MacDonald said is typical of this type of act.

“Cat burglary is a niche crime in that there is a certain thrill derived by the subject that there are people in the house while they are committing the offence,” he said.

The first incident took place Sunday in a ground-floor apartment on South Fraser Way. The second and third burglaries were on Monday night in homes on Ware Street and Thurston Place.

MacDonald said a “person of interest” has been identified, but no arrests have yet been made.

He advised residents to ensure they have proper locking mechanisms on their windows and sliding doors.

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