(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating an overnight break, enter and theft that took place in Clinton earlier this week.
Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on August 23, 2021 and 7:00 a.m. on August 24, 2021 a thief attended to an Albert Street business and forced entry into the premise through an exterior door. Once inside the thief stole about $2,000 worth of merchandise and equipment.
Some of the stolen items consisted of lotions, cosmetics and stereo equipment.
Huron County OPP would like to offer the following tips to help property owners protect their property.
· Deter potential criminals. Ensure outside lights work and consider motion sensor lighting
· Prevent break and enters. Keep garage doors and entry doors secure at all times
· Lock doors and windows. Even if you’re going out for a short time. Install quality locks and a deadbolt on each outside door.
· Avoid access by intruders. Lock your vehicles at all times. Remove or secure valuables out of sight, even when in the garage.
· Store bicycles and other valuables in garages and sheds.
· Trees, shrubs and fences can create hiding spots for criminals. Keep your landscaping groomed and limit privacy fencing.
· Watch for suspicious people or activity in your neighbourhood. If you see something, say something! Don’t hesitate to call police if something seems out of place.
To report suspicious activity or non-urgent requests for police assistance call 1-888-310-1122. For crimes in progress or emergency situations please dial 9-1-1.