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Crime Briefs - December 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017


Type:  Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17-46444
Location: Erie Avenue (200 block)
Incident: Sometime between the evening of December 3 and the early morning hours on December 4, 2017 unknown suspects entered a gated compound. A hole was cut in a fence and several vehicles parked in the lot were entered. A variety of tools were reported stolen. 

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17-46532
Location:  Brisbane Boulevard
Incident:  On December 4, 2017 sometime during the day a home on Brisbane Boulevard was entered. The unknown suspect(s) moved an outdoor patio  table underneath a window located in the rear yard. A window screen was cut and a window slid open in order to gain entry into the home. Electronics and cash were amongst the items reported stolen. 

Type:  Fraud
Incident: 17-46554
Incident: On Monday December 4, 2017 a Brantford man attended the BPS to report being the victim of a fraud. On November 24, 2017 the victim responded to an online ad posted by a pet relocation service company regarding the sale of a Pomeranian puppy. The victim was told to send $500.00 via MoneyGram to an address in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once the transaction had been completed the victim was contacted and requested to send an additional $1,000.00 before then animal would be shipped. The victim refused and realized he was the victim of a fraud. 

Before sending any funds please verify the company is legitimate. A legitimate company will accept payment by credit card. Be cautious if the company only accepts money via wire money transfer. If the company asks for more money which wasn?t originally negotiated it may be a scam. Also some companies ask for additional deposit money for the loan of an animal crate and promise that you will receive a refund once the crate is returned. If you are the victim of a fraud regarding the purchase of a pet, you will not receive the pet or the refund.  
 Be cautious if the company is offering to sell a highly desirable breed and offering the cost of the pet at a lower cost than to purchase the same animal at a reputable breeder.  Consider adopting a pet from your local animal shelter and/or an address closer to your home where you can visit in person with the animal before purchase or adoption
. ?Constable Natalie Laing

If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. If you have received a telephone call however have not been fallen the victim of this fraud again please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or   http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index.shtm


Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17- 46559
Location: Morton Avenue
Incident: On the evening of Monday December 4, 2017 two vehicles were entered on Morton Avenue. Tools were amongst the items reported stolen. 

 

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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