Rash of break and enters in Spryfdield, Cowie Hill may be related: HRP

Crime

Police in Halifax are investigating a rash of break and enters in the city they believe may be related.Police say 12 break and enters happened in the Spryfield and Cowie Hill areas since Jan. 25 and a variety of items were stolen from the homes.Sometime between January 25-27: Vacant residence on Maplewood Drive, forced entry through front door, nothing taken.January 26: Residence on Lynn Road, forced entry through rear door, nothing taken.February 1: Residence in the 0-100 block of Old Sambro Road, entry through unlocked back door, safe, personal documents and jewellery taken.February 2: Residence in the 100 block of Abrams Way, forced entry through rear door, jewellery and laptop taken.February 2: Residence in the 0-100 block of Abrams Way, forced entry through rear door, nothing taken.February 11: Residence in the 400 block of Herring Cove Road, forced entry through window in front door, video game system, tablet and loose change taken.February 23: Residence on Rexdale Avenue, forced entry through rear door, jewellery, military medals/paraphernalia and woman’s clothing and underwear taken. A woman returned home to find an unknown man in her house. The man ran out the back door when he saw her. The man was described as 5’7” and wearing a dark hoodie, track pants, a red ball cap and white sneakers.Sometime between February 22-26: Residence on Hartlen Avenue, forced entry through rear basement window, small kitchen appliance, jewellery, computer, tablet and tools taken.Sometime between February 26-28: Residence where the homeowner was away on Alabaster Way, forced entry through basement door, jewellery, cash and tools taken.February 29: 100 block of Drysdale Road, forced entry through basement window unknown what taken.March 1: 0-100 block of Stone Gate Drive, forced entry through basement window but nothing taken.March 2: 100 block of Westgate Drive, forced entry through ground floor window (attempted rear patio door entry first), jewelry and electronics taken.Police say they have identified a potential suspect and are investigating whether the incidents are related.Police ask that anyone who observes suspicious activity in their neighbourhood call to report it at 902-490-5020.If anyone has information about the 12 break and enters, police ask that they call 902-490-5016 or anonymously contact www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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