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Police investigate overnight break-ins in Etobicoke

TORONTO – Toronto police are investigating a string of overnight break-ins in Etobicoke, Wednesday.

Police said a man allegedly broke into at least three homes in the Bloor Street West and Mill Road area of Etobicoke.

The most recent incident occurred at a home on Markwood Crescent just after 4:30 a.m., where the suspect was almost caught.

According to police, it appears the suspect entered through unlocked windows and doors. No injuries were reported.

Mike, who lives in home on Markwood Crescent with his wife and son, were sleeping at the time when an intruder entered their home through an unlocked bathroom window.

He told 680News he heard someone walking around but thought it was his son. Mike said someone turned on his bedroom light and then saw it was a stranger wearing a baseball cap.

Mike said he then yelled to his wife that there was an intruder in the house, and then jumped out of bed and ran after him.

He said he chased the suspect out the back door and across neighbours’ lawns, but the intruder got away.

The suspect was forced to drop two bags along the way.

Police have not yet released a description of the suspect.

Police are investigating whether or not this is the same man who is accused of breaking into homes in the Park Lawn Road and Queensway area.