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Two more cat burglaries in Abbotsford

Two more cat burglaries in Abbotsford since Tuesday have prompted police to issue further reminders to local residents to keep doors and windows locked.

Police reported earlier this week that three robberies had occurred in which the thief had entered residences through sliding glass doors.

Following those incidents, a burglar found different entry points at two other homes. One was on Tuesday afternoon in the 2900 block of Harris Road, where the robber used a ladder on the property to access a window left open on the second floor, and stole jewelry.

The second was on Wednesday in the 32600 block of Murray Street, where a garage door had been left partially open for ventilation. The thief pried the door open further, and then rifled through a car in the garage, making off with a GPS and other items.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the incidents, which he described as “crimes of opportunity,” have taken place at various times.

“The disturbing thing is that it doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s day or night. Where people are leaving doors or windows open for ventilation, that’s where the bad guys are sweeping in,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbosford Police Department at 604-859-5225.

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