Vancouver police have launched their latest Be Homesmart campaign to get the public to look doors and windows.
Constable Ian Lampshire says about one in four break-ins are crimes of opportunity.
“This door hanger, the idea that we have behind it is to mount it on the inside of the door within your residence, and as you leave your residence, it becomes a friendly reminder of locking your doors and windows. Be mindful of that.”
Investigators are still looking for the man who broke into a 21-year-old woman’s West Side home last Wednesday and sexually assaulted her while she was in bed.
It’s not known if that intruder forced his way in or if a door or window had been left unlocked.