Spate of 'sneak-in' burglaries in Egremont

29 December 2016 2:39PM

Police are urging residents in Egremont to think about their security measures following a number of reports of insecure burglaries in the area.

Officers say they have seen an increase in the number of burglaries to sheds, outbuildings and homes. Many of these incidents are ‘sneak-in’ burglaries where offenders are gaining access to properties without the need for forcing entry.

Thieves are often opportunists and residents need to consider their security measures in order to prevent them being a victim of crime, officers add.

A spokesman said: "By locking windows and doors you are making it much more difficult for would-be thieves to steal from you. Ensuring that valuable possessions are not left in clear view will also deter thieves."

Patrols are being conducted in the area and enquiries are ongoing to trace any offenders.

Residents and businesses can request a free crime prevention survey to ensure they are taking necessary steps to avoid being a victim of crime. To request a survey or ask any advice regarding this issue, contact PCSO Sarah Brown on 101.

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