Vehicle break-ins reported in Amherstburg

A redesigned Amherstburg Police vehicle is parked outside Windsor Police Headquarters on October 12, 2018. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

Investigators are urging people to “lock it or lose it” after a series of thefts from parked vehicles.

Windsor police’s Amherstburg detachment took several reports of vehicles being broken into during the overnight hours of Wednesday. Each report consisted of items either being stolen from a vehicle or a vehicle being ransacked. In one instance, a vehicle was damaged in an apparent effort to gain entry.

The area of Middle Side Road west of Concession 2 North appeared to be the targeted area. Golfview Drive and Clubview Drive were the primary streets hit, according to Constable Talya Natyshak.

The break-ins took place between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators have obtained a description of a possible suspect. He is described as a white male in his early 30s, 5′ 8″ to 5′ 11″ tall, with a medium to heavy build, and short hair. He was wearing a tracksuit, black and white running shoes, and a “Puma” backpack.

Police are asking residents in this area to check any surveillance equipment for suspicious activity, or if a person matching the description was seen. Residents are also asked to check their vehicles, and be sure that when parked, they are locked with windows rolled up and any valuables put out of sight.

Anyone with information is asked to call Windsor police’s Amherstburg detachment at (519) 736-2252, ext. 226 or 230. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).