A Maple Ridge resident, whose home was broken into, urges residents to be vigilant and regroup.
Jennifer Aubrion, who lives on Dartford Street in the Hammond neighborhood, went camping with her family last week. When the family returned on Tuesday July 27, Aubrion noticed that his office light was on and his computer was on the floor near the door. At first she dismissed this and thought that her daughter had used the computer before she left and put it on the ground, but as she looked inside she noticed that the printer was almost falling off. the shelf, office papers strewn everywhere.
“That’s when I understood. I immediately ran upstairs. Our room had been ransacked. On my side of the bed, the worst. All my clothes out of the drawers, the vanity drawers were pulled out and thrown away, the nightstands thrown away, my husband’s dresser had no clothes out but all his watch and watch boxes were gone, ”he said. she declared.
Her children’s dressers were searched, their birthday money and tooth fairy money stolen from their wallets.
Unfortunately for the family, their alarm system was not working. However, the system registers when windows and doors are opened or closed.
“I found out that they entered through a back window early Monday morning and exited the back door, leaving it unlocked. After reviewing the alarm history, they returned through the unlocked rear door three times until Tuesday morning, ”said Aubrion, who was shaken by the incident.
Several expensive items such as pearl bracelets and necklaces, diamond wedding rings, diamond earrings, as well as over $ 5,000 in cash and credit cards were stolen. Many sentimental items such as Aubrion’s great-grandmother’s cameo brooch from 1890 and a red bloodstone ring from 1905, the “first tooth” of her lost children, their first samples of hairstyles, letters from Santa Claus, photos, their baby bracelets and a long list of items was also taken by the thieves.
“The advice I would like to give is to get to know your neighbors, to be curious. If something is wrong, watch it, record it, write it down mentally, ”Aubrion said.
Aubrion notified Ridge Meadows RCMP immediately after realizing what had happened at her home. When asked, Cst. Julie Klaussner has confirmed that police are investigating a break-in at the residence, but as it is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time.
In the past month, Maple Ridge has suffered 25 break-ins, including three in the Hammond neighborhood. In total, there were 20 property crimes in Hammond last month, including three break-ins, nine car thefts, one car theft and five mischief.
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“I know Maple Ridge is seeing an increase in thefts from outside the home, but now it looks like they have the courage to break into homes in the wrong neighborhood,” Aubrion said. “Cameras are our only hope right now, but even that doesn’t give perfect facial recognition. It is the neighbors who must come together, exchange information and protect our own neighborhoods.
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