Public Safety Alert,
Commercial Break-and-Enters in North Scarborough
Broadcast time: 09:14
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Toronto Police Service wants to make the public aware of a steady increase in a series of commercial Break-and-Enters in the North Scarborough area.
It is reported that:
- since January 2018, mainly in the early morning hours when businesses are closed, the suspect(s) enter the commercial premises by damaging the front door
- the suspect(s) target cash registers, safes, tip jars and any other place they believe cash is being held
- they obtained a quantity of cash and hairstyling tools
The suspects(s) are described as three men, wearing dark clothing, hoodies, gloves, with their faces covered.
Police are strongly urging business owners not to leave tip jars or cash in the registers after closing time.
Police are also suggesting to business owners to display 'NO CASH ON SITE' signs.
Additionally, business owners are urged to look into various means of security, such as security cameras and/or audible alarms.
Police ask the public to remain vigilant when handling quantities of cash in their businesses. If anyone observes any suspicious persons or suspicious vehicles, specifically in commercial plazas when the businesses are closed, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Detective Sergeant Sharon Myers, 42 Division