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Family asleep as burglar enters home, steals valuables

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Mounties are looking for a burglar who broke into a sleeping family's home Thursday, and stole various valuables.

Cpl. Krista Hobday of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP explained police answered the 3:40 a.m. break, enter, and theft that distressed the Jaynes Road family of three.

"An unknown intruder made entry into the family's home by way of a second-floor balcony door.

"The wife was sleeping in the master bedroom when she was awoken by the sound of the door creaking as it was opened," Hobday's email says.

"She thought it was her husband until she heard someone running down the hallway. She then got up and woke her husband."

A laptop, iPhone, and a lady's purse with contents, were missing.

The RCMP dog squad was called out, and found a purse on a local trail, but it was not the homeowner's, Hobday says.

A suspect was not found.  The homeowner described the intruder as having a slender build, and standing about five-feet nine.

With warmer weather soon arriving the RCMP remind citizens to always keep their doors locked, even when they are at home.

RCMP are requesting folks with information on this, or any other, crime to contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

Alternately, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to anonymously report crimes.

If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, or seizure of illicit drugs, you could get a cash award.

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