BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Police are reminding local residents and business owners to make sure that their properties and vehicles are locked and secured, after a number of recent break-and-enter incidents in Scugog Township.
Recently, a number of Port Perry businesses were broken into over the last month, in some cases more than once.
According to an employee of one local business, the suspects appeared to have only removed a quantity of change and to cause mischief, taking a digital picture frame and throwing it onto the front lawn of the property. She added that other businesses in the area of Casimir St. and Mary St. in Port Perry that have been broken into reported similar activity.
"It doesn't appear that much was taken," said Rachel Moriarty of Studio 165 hair salon, one of the affected businesses. "It's mostly just that they're entering the stores."
Ms. Moriarty added that the salon was previously broken into earlier this month, as were some other neighbouring businesses.
Police are investigating the incidents and remind residents and business owners to be aware of such activity during the summer months. A complete list of break-and-enter prevention tips for homes and businesses are available under the Public Safety section at www.drps.ca.
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