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Lacombe police issue warning after rash of break-ins

Four residential break-ins in a week have Lacombe police asking residents to be extra vigilant.

Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 5, four residences in the area of 58th Street and 53rd Avenue in the city 25 kms north of Red Deer were broken into.

Police said the method of entry was consistent at all locations and it appears most have occurred in the mid to late afternoon. Forensic evidence has been recovered at all the scenes, which would suggest the same culprit is responsible.

“Residential break-ins are thankfully rare in the city of Lacombe so it is quite alarming to see four in a short space of time,” said Inspec. Steve Murray, in a release.

“This is another one of those rare occasions where we will rely heavily on our community to be our eyes and ears and alert us so we can catch the person responsible and prevent any more citizens from becoming victims.”

Lacombe police ask residents throughout the city, but particularly in the neighbourhood that has been targeted already, 58th Street between 52nd and 56th Avenues, to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious persons or unusual activity in their area to police.

Anyone with any information about these break-ins should call the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279 or if they witness what appears to be a crime in progress they should call 911.

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