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Police issue warning following burglaries

Police have issued a warning after there were several burglaries in the county overnight where people entered properties through insecure windows.

In some cases, car keys and valuables have been taken through open 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 Inspector Ruby Nailor said: "I appreciate that people want to leave their windows open during the hot weather but it is important to remember that this presents opportunities for criminals. It only takes a few seconds for a burglar to get into your property and steal something valuable. Please take sensible precautions."


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 26/07/18