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Car window shattering leads to theft discovery

A Toronto man discovered his car had been broken into after his rear window shattered on his drive home
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File photo. Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media

Bradford -  A 38-year-old Toronto man discovered his vehicle had been broken into after his rear window shattered on Highway 400.

On June 26, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., the man arrived at the South Division to report the crime.

He told police that he is currently working on a job site in Bradford. The victim said he had parked his vehicle between 7:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on June 25, 2018 in a restaurant parking lot on Holland St. West. 

After work he got into his vehicle and began the commute home to Toronto. While driving on Highway 400, he went over a bump and his rear window shattered. He pulled over to clear the loose glass continued home.

Upon closer inspection at home, the man realized it appeared the window was hit in the top right corner. He also noticed several items missing from his vehicle.

The investigation is continuing.

Thefts from vehicles are occurring more frequently in both Bradford and Innisfil now that the summer weather is here. We encourage residents to report suspicious activity around vehicles so we can work together to stop these thefts. It's a crime of opportunity that you can help prevent by taking a few simple steps.

Always keep your car locked, even in your driveway Always place valuables like cellphones and GPS systems out of sight or in the trunk Place packages and purchases in the trunk, out of sight Consider installing anti-theft devices such as alarms and vehicle-tracking systems Always place valuables in the trunk, out of sight of passers-by. Purchase large, expensive items last and go straight home afterward

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service responded to 72 calls for service.