A disturbing trend has prompted a warning from Provincial Police.

Authorities say there’s been a spike in the number of break-ins reported during funeral ceremonies across the region.

Provincial Police say families need to be very careful when posting funeral arrangements online and in local newspapers, specifically addresses.

If you plan on being away from your home for an extended period, police say it’s a good idea to let your neighbours and trusted family and friends know so they can keep an eye on your property.