Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating two business break and enters that occurred along Airport Road in Caledon East on Monday, September 13, 2021.
Both incidents occurred overnight between Sunday, September 12 and Monday, September 13, 2021. The suspect had gained entry through the front door by smashing the glass panel. In both instances, a cash register was targeted by the suspect.
The suspect is described as a male, light complexion, medium build, about 5’10”; wearing a black baseball hat, black mask, black jacket with hoodie, black shoes and dark-coloured pants.
If you recognize the suspect or have any information in relation to these break and enters, please call the Caledon Community Street Crime Unit at (905) 584-2241 or 1-888-310-1122.
You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.
Here are some preventative measures that the Caledon OPP recommends adopting to protect your business from a break and enter:
• Remove all cash from the till and leave it open. Place the cash tray in clear view on the counter to indicate the till is empty.
• If you have an alarm system, post signage on all doors and windows to indicate premises are monitored by an alarm company.
• Consider installing a high quality video alarm system that can be monitored online. Angle cameras to be towards points of entry (doors, windows). Ensure all currently installed systems are in good working order.
• Clean all glass surfaces and create a log of when cleaning was completed. This can assist police during an investigation with fingerprints if a break in occurs.
• Consider installing Security Film for windows.
• Install latch guards on ALL doors to protect against prying.
• Keep some lighting on inside for surveillance opportunities during the evening.
• Ensure all doors are locked.
• Ensure all exterior lighting is functioning.
• Remove material around the exterior of property that may be used to gain entry into the premises.[Security video can be viewed here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1437825722039611399 ]