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Police arrest 2 suspected in Forest Hill break-ins

06/05/2013 06:01 EDT | Updated 08/05/2013 05:12 EDT
Two Toronto men are facing dozens of charges after being charged in connection with a string of break and enters in mid-town Toronto.

The men allegedly broke into nearly 12 homes, but police believe they may have targetted as many as 100 houses.

The 12 they are suspected of robbing are in Forest Hill.

Const. Tony Vella say what's especially unnerving is that "the homeowners were home at the time, asleep."

Keron Kenton and Alex Ted James, both 22, are facing nearly 30 charges.

Officers are looking into 100 other break-ins in the mid-town area.

Police statistics show there have been 150 break-ins so far this year

"It certainly makes you think twice about checking your doors and windows at night before you go to bed," said local resident Andy Han.

Police say that's exactly right.

"If you have an alarm system activate it. And it's always important to create the appearance that someone is home, even [if] no one is home. And when you're home and you hear any noise what you should do is call police right away," said Vella.

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