Crimes of opportunity continue to plague White Rock.
Despite repeated appeals to the public to lock doors and secure valuables, officers are regularly responding to such crime scenes.
“I don’t get this. How many times can we put this in the paper?” Sgt. Roland Pierschke said.
The most disturbing incident of late occurred just after 1 a.m. Feb. 19, when a Foster Street resident awoke to find a man in her bedroom. Police say the man had entered the woman’s first-floor apartment through an unlocked sliding door.
The intruder made no attempt to harm the woman, took nothing and fled when she woke.
A police dog team was unsuccessful in catching up to the culprit, described as 5’8″, 140 pounds and about 20 years old. The track was lost in a nearby ravine, Pierschke said.