Unsecure doors welcome burgulars
UNLOCKED or insecure doors are proving an open invitation to burglars in Wisbech where a summer crime spree has been reported. On occasions burglars have simply walked through a back door which has been left unlocked - probably where doors have been open
UNLOCKED or insecure doors are proving an open invitation to burglars in Wisbech where a summer crime spree has been reported.
"On occasions burglars have simply walked through a back door which has been left unlocked - probably where doors have been opened in the warm weather," said Inspector Malcolm Graham.
"On other occasions the burglar has forced open the front door. I would ask residents where possible, to keep valuables shut away and not on display for opportunist burglars to see."
Between 6am on August 7 and 10.40pm the following night, a resident in Burdett Road, Wisbech had discovered his house had been broken into. The offenders took coins and two mobile phones. The front door had been forced open.
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At 8.30pm on August 7 on Godwin Road, three games consoles and DVDs were taken from a property where the front door had again been forced open.
Three rings and a small amount of cash were taken in another burglary in Money Bank between 2.15pm and 4.30pm the same day.
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Inspector Graham said: "We have launched a crackdown with the aim of preventing more burglaries from taking place and catching those responsible. Officers will be employing a number of high visibility and covert tactics in the areas where these offences have been committed.
"But there is also a role for residents to play; please ensure you keep your homes locked and valuables as secure as possible.
"Officers will be upping patrols in those areas hit by burglaries. However, residents are also the eyes and ears of the community and if you spot something unusual, or see someone strange hanging around a property, please call police."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Inspector Graham at Wisbech Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.