Media Release. Friday, September 17, 2021.

Appeal for Public Assistance Following Break and Enter

(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service is appealing for the public’s help following a break and enter at a home in Bradford.
On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 12:48 p.m., police were called to the area of Sideroad 5 and 11th Line. A homeowner arrived home and found a vehicle parked in the driveway and three men who had just broken into the residence. One of the suspects stated they were there to do some work. The suspects left the scene in a grey, older model sedan and were last seen driving southbound on Sideroad 5. Several items were stolen from the home.

The South Simcoe Police Service is appealing for witnesses, dashcam and security camera video. If you saw anything suspicious in the area or have any information regarding this occurrence, call police at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or contact Crime Stoppers.

There is no set time that a break-in is more likely to occur. The South Simcoe Police Service is providing the following tips to help detect and prevent residential break and enters.

Keep your eyes and ears open for suspicious vehicles and persons in the area of your residence. Do not confront possible suspects.
Record the licence numbers and description of suspicious vehicles. If possible, discreetly take a photo or video.
Record detailed descriptions of occupants of suspicious vehicles.
Report your concerns and observations immediately to the South Simcoe Police Service.
Install motion lights or leave an exterior light on to illuminate entrance ways and rear yards.
Don’t hide keys in secret places. Instead leave a duplicate with a friend or neighbour.

Lock your doors and secure any open windows prior to retiring for the evening.
Record the contents of your home or cottage on paper or using a video camera.
Record the serial numbers of your property.
Remove expensive articles from your secondary home or cottage when away for extended periods of time.
Don’t leave articles out, such as tools that could be used to assist in breaking into your residence.
Establish relationships with neighbours and check on each other’s property when away.
Lock and secure your property and outside belongings.
Invest in an alarm system.
If you are away, make sure that your residence looks like it is occupied. Have the sidewalks shovelled, the mail collected, and the grass cut. Use timers to have lights coming on and going off at different intervals.
Avoid posting on social media sites when you are away from your residence.