Police are warning the residents in neighbourhoods like Hoggs Hollow and Lawrence Park to be more vigilant against break ins as an average of 20 homes have been burgled every month for the last eight months.

Police set up a command post Saturday near the Ledbury Community Centre at 146 Ledbury St. to address the issue and advise residents how to better safeguard against thefts.

Police believe groups of professional thieves are operating in the area, and are following up on some individuals they have identified.