Daylight robberies of homes in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst
Unlocked doors an open opportunity for jewelry thief
Daylight burglaries in both Bracebridge and Gravenhurst have police asking residents to be vigilant.
Despite encountering locked doors, a burglar managed to make off with a quantity of jewelry from two homes after finding another way in.
Police were called to a home in Gravenhurst over the lunch hour on Wednesday, Aug. 8, after one homeowner who was working in her back yard reported a theft at her residence. OPP Const. Jim Reading said the home owner was working in her back yard when the suspect entered her home from a side door.
“Jewelry was taken from the bedroom and the suspect exited the front door which had been locked,” said Reading.
Later that same day, another victim who was watering her garden on Catharine Crescent in Bracebridge returned home to find an estimated $45,000to $50,000 worth of rings missing from her bedroom and bathroom.
“She suspects that someone entered her home through the garage and into the back of the home,” said Reading. “They exited through the locked front door.”
Reading said it appears the suspect or suspects involved are targeting the homes of seniors who leave at least one door unlocked while they are around their property. Police are asking residents to remain vigilant and to call police at 705-645-2211 if they have information on the two burglaries.