Night Creeper sparks burglary alert

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.

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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.”