“In both cases the person or persons got in through an unlocked door,” said police chief David MacNeil, of the two west-end break-ins.
The incidents from Thursday morning bring to five, the number of unauthorized home entries since Sunday and similar to the advice police offer to vehicle owners, MacNeil said residents should also take extra caution in their homes when retiring for the night.
“So we’re urging people, as we do with cars, to ensure their windows and doors are tight at night and locked,” he said.
MacNeil also said it is important for residents to “immediately” report any suspicious activity or sounds they notice in their neighbourhood.
“Don’t call in the morning, that’s too late,” he said. “If there is something that is not normal looking in your neighbourhood you’ve got to call right at that time.”
Truro police are on duty at all hours, he said, specifially for the protection of the public.
“We’re 24-7, we don’t mind getting calls. We’d rather go and check something and have it be nothing then miss the opportunity to apprehend someone or to gather some evidence or whatever.”
The investigation into the latest break-ins was still ongoing when MacNeil spoke Thursday afternoon and he was not certain if anything of significance had been stolen.