In what was a very long stand of commercial properties being largely targeted for the past few months, the shift this week shows that residential properties are now the main target.
Burglaries and thefts have been rampaging the bay, with trespassing and vandalism incidents not far behind.
The easing of lockdown regulations, coupled with the constant increase of unemployment that the metro is experiencing, is expected to push the crime rate up as people get desperate to gain some sort of an income. Stealing items here and there seems like the easy way to put food on the table rather than job hunting.
We urge residents to become more aware of their surroundings, and become more aware of their safety. Ensuring that you have a working alarm system is the first step to gaining that peace of mind, the second step is arming your alarm when going out or going to bed.