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Police issue warning following burglaries

Police have issued a warning after there were several burglaries in the county in recent days where people have committed burglaries through unsecure windows.

Police are offering the following advice:

  • Ensure all your windows and doors are locked when you go out and go to bed - don't forget, burglars can squeeze through small windows.
  • Don't leave windows or doors open on the ground floor when you're elsewhere in the house - it only takes a few seconds for a burglar to get in and out.
  • Keep valuable items, including car keys, away from open windows.
  • Don't leave your car keys on display in the house - put them in a drawer.
  • Set your alarm when you are out and when you go to bed.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Hinton said: "When people leave their windows open it is important to remember that this presents opportunities to criminals. Please take sensible precautions, it only takes a few seconds to get into your property and steal something valuable."


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 04/07/19