Abbotsford Police are reminding people to lock their doors and windows after two homes were burgled over the weekend.
Two break and enters occurred within a short time frame at separate homes along Gladwin Road south of Downes Road early Sunday, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
In both cases, the families were asleep inside while the suspect got into their homes through an unlocked, ground floor window.
"In both situations, the families were asleep inside the residence when the cat burglar came in," said MacDonald, adding a young girl was in one of the homes.
"That's going to be pretty unnerving when you wake up in the morning. And we wouldn't want a situation where a 12-year-old girl is the first point of contact with an intruder."
A woman's purse was stolen during the second break in.
Residents should secure doors and windows and report suspicious activity or suspicious persons in their neighbourhoods or near their homes to police, said MacDonald.
"There's a good chance this guy was skulking around and a pretty good chance he tried more than two homes."