One man is in custody after a bizarre break-in to a home in east Vancouver prompting police to remind residents to lock their doors and windows.
At about 7:00 last night, the resident of a home in east Vancouver found a naked stranger in his kitchen, cooking eggs. When confronted, the stranger fled from the home.
Police were called, and a 30 year-old Burnaby man was arrested a short distance away.
It is believed the suspect was in the home for 20 to 25 minutes, and had even taken a shower before being discovered in the kitchen.
Charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling house have been requested.
There have been 1157 residential break-and-enters in Vancouver so far this year, and the Vancouver Police Department is hoping that homeowners stay vigilant, particularly since 400 of these break-ins show no signs of forced entry.
Warmer weather is here and more people will be spending time outdoors, and leaving windows and doors open to stay cool.
“Ensuring your doors and windows are locked is a simple deterrent,” says Constable Brian Montague. “Don’t make it easy for someone to break-in to your house.”