Burglar robs house while Saanich family sleeps inside

Overnight on Dec. 9 a person entered a house in the 4000-block of Blackberry Lane where a family slept, using a remote garage door opener stolen from a car parked outside.

After breaking into the car, the suspect opened the garage door slightly and then entered the house through an unlocked door to the garage. The family was not disturbed during the break in but awoke to find a wallet, purse and some other small items missing.

“It’s obviously of gave concern that somebody would be so brazen to enter a home when it is very likely that’s somebody’s asleep inside,” Eassie said.

Eassie said there’s no reason to believe the home was specifically targeted, but no other houses on the street reported any other incidents.

Police ask residents to remember to lock doors to the garage and to not keep remote door openers inside of vehicles parked outside.

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