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Several guns stolen from Markham home during break-in

Last Updated Jan 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm EDT

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

York regional police say several firearms were stolen from a safe during a break-in at a home in Markham on Monday.

Police were called to a home on Plum Tree Circle in the area of Warden and 16th avenues at around 11:40 p.m. The homeowner had been out, but returned to the residence and noticed that several guns were missing from a safe.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. In the meantime, they’re reminding residents to follow these tips to help prevent break-ins.

  • Put lights on timers to give the impression someone is home
  • Keep exterior areas around doors and windows well-lit and visible
  • Ask a neighbour to park a vehicle in your driveway
  • Remember to suspend newspaper delivery
  • Have someone regularly clear your driveway of snow or mow your lawn
  • Equip your home with a security system and/or video surveillance
  • Do not publicly post your travel plans on social media or leave the fact that you are away on your voicemail

 

“If you store firearms in a safe, please consider securing the safe to a wall or floor or other suitable fixed point,” police added. “We recommend securing the firearm even further by using a trigger lock or other locking device. Ensure your firearms are always stored unloaded.”

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