DELTA - Delta Police are trying to determine if three midday burglaries in North Delta on Monday were the work of one thief.
Const. Ciaran Feenan said that many break-ins in one day is "not common" in North Delta.
"It certainly raised our eyebrows," he said.
Surrey, in comparison, has five burglaries per day on average.
Feenan said investigators found forensic evidence at the scene in two of the three break-ins.
In one case, the occupant of the house had only been away for one hour, and in that time the thief was in and out.
The first break-in was in the 11900-block of 96th Avenue. When the resident returned home he found that a burglar rummaged through several rooms. The same happened at the second break-in, in the 9400-block of 115A Street.
"Investigators seized property from the home used to gain entry into the house for forensic analysis," Feenan said.
In the third burglary, in the 10400-block of Santa Monica Drive, a woman returned home to find that a thief had rummaged through her house, flipping furniture. A lot of her belongings were stolen.
"A neighbourhood canvass was conducted with a possible suspicious vehicle noted by one of the neighbours, which investigators will follow up with to determine if it was related to the incident," Feenan said.