Spate of burglaries in Blyth
04 Jan 2016 16:14 PM[View Full Size]
Police in Blyth have arrested four men after a spate of burglaries in Blyth.
Between Christmas Eve and Wednesday, December 30, police received reports of ten burglaries at locations including Disraeli Street, Keelmans Terrace, Croft Road, Dovedale Avenue, Admiral Court, Dukes Gardens and Plover Close.
Items such as cash, laptops, games consoles and mobile phones were stolen.
Officers attended and four men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Neighbourhood Inspector Grant Dawson said: "Enquiries into all burglaries are ongoing and we appeal to anyone who may have information to help to contact police.
"We urge residens to continue working with us to beat the burglar and take crime prevention stepts to protect their property.
"This includes making sure homes are secure when they are out, locking doors and shutting windows, even if outside in the garden, or in another part of the house, or if only going out for a few minutes.
"Valuables, including car keys, shouldn't be left in easy reach of doors and windows, and people should also take time to make sure their sheds and garages are properly secured. Items including tools, bikes and gardening equipment should be stored out of sight.
"While we'll be carrying out activity to continue to target and arrest those suspected of being involved in burglary, we're keen that residents have the right advice to protect their homes from thieves.
"We'd also ask residents to report any suspicious activity they see in their area to police."
Anyone with concerns is asked to contact police via 101.