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It seems that the break-ins that have plagued Westdale since early August have officially reached Ainslie Wood East. On Sept. 25, one group of students living in that neighbourhood woke up around 4:30 a.m. to find an intruder, who quickly escaped.

The affected students reached out to the Silhouette, hoping to share their story given the recent prowling incidents that have occurred sporadically over the last few weeks. They have asked to stay anonymous for their safety.

CORRECTION: a previous version of this article erroneously stated that the break-in occurred in Ainslie Wood North, when it occurred in Ainslie Wood East.

[spacer height=”20px”]Although no one was assaulted, slash marks were found on the bottom and sides of a few window screens on the house, which Hamilton Police indicated to the occupants as the M.O of the Westdale attacker. As of now, the occupants of the home have not noticed any major items missing, indicating no theft.

It should be noted that there is no clear link as of yet to the Westdale attacker outside the slash marks.

Police arrived on the scene within minutes of the initial 911 call but were not able to catch the perpetrator.


This story will be updated if any relevant information is made available. Please call 911 in the case of any emergency.

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