Burglars take advantage of warm weather

30 Aug 2016 16:09 PM

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Burglars are taking advantage of the recent good weather to target peoples' homes.

In the last few days there has been a number of break-ins in the Gosforth and Heaton areas of Newcastle where burglars have got into homes through open windows and patio doors.

Open windows or patio doors are invites to opportunist criminals who are willing to 'try their luck' and see if they can easily nip in and out of homes and steal valuables without being caught.

Please be aware and make sure that you do everything you can to stop this and avoid becoming a victim.

- If opening doors and windows then just think about home security.

- Make sure you regularly check your home and ensure that all valuables are stored somewhere safe and out of sight.

- Try and make sure windows and doors are locked if possible and remember to shut them all before bed.

These type of burglars often walk around estates and streets looking for easy opportunities, if you spot anyone who looks suspicious hanging around where you live then report it to us straight away.

For advice and information on how to keep your home safe then contact your local policing team on 101.

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