Night Creeper sparks burglary alert

PUBLISHED: 15:45 18 July 2011 | UPDATED: 20:13 18 July 2011

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Open windows are an invitation to brazen burglars warn detectives.

POLICE are warning householders in Honiton not to leave windows open after a ‘creep’ burgled two bungalows in the dead of night - while the occupants were asleep in bed.

Cash and pocket-sized items were stolen during early morning burglaries at properties near Honiton Community Hospital.

Detectives in the town say the occupiers were at home when a brazen burglar entered the premises via small windows at the front of the dwellings.

The thief then crept through the buildings while the occupants slept.

A gent’s stainless steel Aviva watch, two Zippo lighters, one featuring a cannabis leaf design, and around £80 in cash were stolen.

The burglaries occurred between 12.30am and 6am on Wednesday, July 13.

Scenes of crime officers were called to comb the addresses for clues after detectives conducted initial interviews with the victims.

A spokesperson for Honiton CID said: “Local residents are asked to be especially careful when choosing to leave windows open during the warm nights, especially when living at ground floor level.

“This incident was clearly a demonstration of how brazen and determined a thief can be.”


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