Kitchener-Waterloo

Thief cuts screens to break into Waterloo homes while residents slept

Police are investigating four reports of residential break-ins in Waterloo where it appears someone cut the screens to windows and doors in order to gain access to homes.

Personal items and vehicle stolen during 3 home break-ins, Waterloo Regional Police Service says

Police are investigating four break-ins in Waterloo that appear to be related. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

Police are investigating after four homes in Waterloo were broken into this week while the people inside were asleep.

On Tuesday, the Waterloo Regional Police Service received four reports of break-ins from homes on Moccasin Drive, Greenbrier Drive and Longwood Drive. The three streets in the northern part of the city are all connected to each other.

Sometime in the early morning hours, someone cut the screens of windows and doors to gain entry into three of the homes.

Personal items were taken and a vehicle was stolen from one of the homes.

Police said a fourth break-in was attempted but was unsuccessful. 

Police believe the break-ins are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8616 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Waterloo regional police are investigating residential break-ins after someone cut screens of windows and doors to enter homes on Moccasin Drive, Greenbrier Drive and Longwood Drive. (Google Maps)

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