Thieves target homes while owners attend funerals

Police car lights. (QMI Agency)

Police car lights. (QMI Agency)

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:16 PM ET

Mourners across the city have been targetted in a string of residential robberies that occur while they are out saying their final goodbyes to a loved one.

At least three homes have been broken into over the last week while the occupants were attending a funeral for “a close family member,” Toronto Police said Friday.

However, as investigators work to connect the dots on a slew of similar break-and-enters around town, it’s beginning to look as though the latest three robberies may just be the tip of the iceberg.

“People are being victimized during a very vulnerable time in their life,” Const. Wendy Drummond said Friday. “They are in a state of grieving and, of course, the last thing they’re thinking about is home security.”

The three most recent break-ins have occurred in 33 Division, she said. But there have been “numerous” other such robberies in at least four other police divisions over the last couple of months.


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