Abbotsford Police investigate two cat burglaries

The break-ins occurred on May 18 and 22, and a suspect description was obtained in one.

Abbotsford Police are investigating two recent break-ins that occurred while occupants of the homes were sleeping.

The first break-in took place on Sunday, May 18 at about 5 a.m. at a ground-floor apartment in the 2800 block of Tims Street.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the suspect entered through an unlocked and open patio door and left through the front door. Two people were sleeping inside the suite at the time.

It appears that nothing was taken from the residence.

On the morning of Thursday, May 22, a resident of a home in the 32800 block of Ashley Way noticed that the back sliding door was open and various items, including a 55-inch TV, were stolen.

MacDonald said the suspect likely accessed the home sometime overnight while the resident and her family were sleeping.

A possible suspect was seen in the May 18th break-in. He is described as 40 to 50 years old, about 5′ 9″, 160 to pounds with long dark hair.

He was wearing a black jacket, a black hat, and blue track pants.

MacDonald said both of these cat burglaries serve as a reminder for citizens to ensure their residence is secure at all times.

“Warmer weather generally results in more opportunities for thieves, with open doors, windows and garage doors being easily observed,” he said.

Anyone with information about these incidents should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.