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Crime prevention officers and Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team are issuing advice to local people in the Parklands and Abington Vale areas of Northampton after an increase in burglaries.
Since the end of January, a number of burglaries have taken place, often with the offenders breaking into the properties via rear gardens or side doors. Among the items stolen are jewellery, war medals and cash.
Some of the streets that have been targeted are Coppice Drive, Stowe Walk, Spinney Hill Crescent, Barnstaple Close and Goodwood Avenue.
Crime Prevention Officer Kate Bailey, said: “A lot of these burglaries have taken place in the early evening, and we want to do as much as we can to raise awareness with people in the areas affected.
“In an ideal world we would not have to issue crime prevention advice, but I would encourage everyone to check out the advice below and to ensure rear gardens are secure with gates locked.
“Finally, anyone who witnesses anything suspicious in their local area should contact us so we can check it out. You can do so by calling 101 or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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