PDQ 1 | Call for Vigilance to Prevent Burglaries in Kirkland Homes

11 september 2018

Police officers from Neighbourhood Police Station (PDQ) 1 are working to counter burglaries in Kirkland homes. The incidence of this type of theft reported at PDQ 1 has increased slightly in recent weeks. Investigations are in progress.

Additional patrols have been deployed to increase police visibility. The police officers of PDQ 1 will also meet with burglary victims at their home. These prevention visits are intended to advise the victims on the best ways to secure their home.

The police officers of PDQ 1 call on your vigilance. It is essential that any theft be reported to the police. The details provided can greatly assist in investigations and problem solving. Your cooperation is essential. Do not hesitate to report any suspicious event.

Here are some tips to prevent a burglary in your home:

  • Securely put away any object that could facilitate access to the second storey of your residence from the outside, such as: ladder, shovel, barbecue, recycling bin, garbage can, picnic table.
  • Always lock your doors and windows when you are absent, even if you are leaving for just a few minutes.
  • Keep your valuable jewellery in a safety deposit box.
  • Avoid keeping large sums of money at home.
  • Install an alarm system that covers the doors and windows of all levels of the building and glass break detectors.
  • A good lock isn't always enough. If your door frame is weak, it is important to strengthen it with a metal plate.
  • Engrave your valuable objects with your driver’s licence number (engraver tool available free of charge at your neighbourhood police station).

If you witness a suspicious event, try noting the description of the suspect individual or vehicle and dial 9-1-1. If you have information on these events, contact Info-Crime Montréal at 514-393-1133 or on line, anonymously and confidentially.

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