Middle of the day on a major street – thief walks in saying: “I thought the house was for sale” and walks out with cash.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.   April 8th, 2013   On a bright day, middle of the day, a Burlington couple were doing gardening work in the front yard of their Appleby Line residence.  One of the homeowners went inside and found an unknown female on the main level of their house.

The intruder said she thought the home was for sale and came inside to have a look.  The homeowner told her to leave and she exited through the front door and was last seen walking northbound on Appleby Line towards New Street.

The homeowner subsequently discovered a quantity of jewelry and cash had been removed from the master bedroom area.

The police were called and their investigation determined the suspect had entered the residence through an unlocked rear door while the couple were in their front yard.

She did not want to be seen but her face was remembered.

The suspect is described as a female of Asian descent.  She is 5’5″, 115 pounds, 25-30 years of age and was wearing a grey fleece jacket and grey pants.

Police are reminding the public that should you encounter someone in your home, DO NOT jeopardize your own personal safety and contact 9-1-1 immediately for assistance.  But what do you do with the doors to your home – lock everything up tight?  All the time?

There are people out there who steal for a living.  Could we not have a judiciary that sentences people to some inconvenience – like 500 hours of community service.  Putting them in jail isn’t going to make a difference – they are just there with their friends while taxpayers pay to keep them locked up.

Community service with some counseling and strict curfews that are enforced. Thieves learn where the punishments are severe and they avoid those communities.  Our judiciary can do this for us.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the individual involved in this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2315, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting ‘Tip201’ with your message to 274637(crimes).

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1 comment to Middle of the day on a major street – thief walks in saying: “I thought the house was for sale” and walks out with cash.

  • Donna

    For the first 4 of the 5 years that we have lived in Burlington we tended to only locked our side door at night. Burlington seemed so safe and uneventful.

    I started following your paper some time ago. Overtime it seems that theft has been on the rise in our city and getting bolder and more brazen.

    Because of your article we started keeping the house locked up tightly even though I am home during the day now.

    Today’s article shows that I am not being paranoid as my family believes me to be.
    Thank you.