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Burglar scared off by a late-night reader

The incident occurred in the area of Willow Road and Marksam Road
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A late-night read possibly saved a Guelph family from being victims of theft early Thursday.

At approximately 3:20 a.m. the Guelph Police Service was alerted by a homeowner in the area of Willow Road and Marksam Road, who advised she was reading when she heard a noise from her garage. She said she went to investigate but the suspect had fled.

Her garage had been entered through an unlocked door. A quantity of tools had been gathered into a bag, which was left behind.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Syed Ali at 519-824-1212, ext. 7145, email him at, leave an anonymous tip for Crimestoppers at 1-800-22-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at