Harney Heights neighborhood plagued by rash of daytime burglaries

Police urge residents to take extra precautions

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Five daytime burglaries that occurred within the past ten days have Vancouver police warning citizens to take extra precaution when they leave their residences.

The burglaries all took place in the area surrounding the Harney Heights neighborhood between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Burglars gained access to the house through rear sliding glass doors and windows, Cmdr. Dave King said, and they are stealing items such as laptops and jewelry.

“If you’re not home, which most of these people weren’t, make sure your house doesn’t look like an inviting target,” King said.

Vancouver police offer tips to prevent citizens from falling victim to burglary, including: installing deadbolts, using a wood stick on sliding door tracks, installing an alarm system and getting to know your neighbors.