Brazen daytime break and enter in Courtenay part of a growing trend

Sick student was home alone at the time of the break-in

  • Sep. 27, 2019 10:30 a.m.

On Sept. 25, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a residence on the 2700-block of Paula Place in Courtenay. This break and enter is one of several reported in the last two weeks.

At approximately 11:20 a.m. the suspect entered the house on Paula Place, encountered one of the residents, and stole a gold watch and a silver chain. The suspect was described as being in his 30s, Caucasian, slicked-back black hair, wearing a black hoodie and jeans carrying a blue tote bag.

According to a Facebook post, the resident was a student, who was home alone after dental surgery.

Screenshot of post on Facebook page.

The Comox Valley RCMP has noted an increase in break and enters occurring during the daylight hours. There have been break and enters reported in Comox, Courtenay, and Black Creek.

“This is a good time to remind everyone in the Comox Valley to be vigilant – lock your doors and report any and all suspicious activity to police right away,” said Const. Monika Terragni, media relations officer, Comox Valley RCMP. Investigators are being assisted by Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the Comox Valley RCMP Crime Reduction Unit as they continue to work toward identifying the suspect(s). Anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at

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