Police warning after spate of burglaries

PUBLISHED: 11:05 06 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 06 September 2013

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Homeowners urged to secure their property against opportunistic thieves.

Police in Honiton are urging homeowners to secure their property against opportunistic thieves.

The warning comes after a spate of burglaries in the town.

PCSO Steve Mingo said: “Many people who are away from their homes or even just outside in the garden may not think to lock their doors or close windows during the good weather.

“Burglaries are often opportunistic crimes and with people enjoying the summer time it may only take a few minutes for a burglar to enter a property and steal valuable items.

“Simple steps like keeping all windows and doors closed and locked and ensuring spare keys are located in secure places can reduce the risk of being burgled.”

According to figures a third of all burglars enter premises through an open door or window and each offence can cost a householder an average of £1,000.


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