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A recent spike in break-and-enter reports has prompted a warning from Comox Valley RCMP.

Over the last two weeks, the detachment has seen several break and enters during daylight hours in the areas of Comox, Courtenay, and Black Creek.

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The most recent intrusion occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25th in the 2700-block of Paula Place in Courtenay.

According to RCMP, the suspect entered the house, encountered one of the residents, and stole a gold watch and a silver chain.

He is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s with slicked back black hair, wearing a black hoodie and jeans, carrying a blue tote bag.

“This is a good time to remind everyone in the Comox Valley to be vigilant – lock your doors and report any and all suspicious activity to police right away” said Cst. Monika Terragni.

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Officers are now working to identify the suspects in the break and enter cases reported thus far.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at http://comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca/.

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