A 14 year old in Delta is being commended for both keeping calm and acting quickly to help the Police catch a burglar in her home.
The teen was home alone when she heard someone at the front door… she ignored the knocking and ended up having to hide in the closet to call 911 while the crook went through the house – including into the room where she was hiding.
This story is only the latest example of why it is so important to always answer the door… without actually opening it.
Almost every burglar will first knock on the door to try and determine if someone is home… if they think it’s empty, they’ll break in.
If you have young children, babysitters, nannies or other people in your home, it is very important that they be told to always let the person at the door know that someone is home… but that they just can’t get to the door. At the very least, turn a light on so that a potential crook knows that the house isn’t empty.
If the person at the door doesn’t leave, call 911 immediately to report the incident… if you live West of Oak Street, you can also give us a call at 604.664.1087 and we’ll be happy to come by to check things out.
Click here to read about another similar case in Ohio last year.