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A recent increase in burglaries in the Thorplands, Lumbertubs and surrounding areas of Northampton has led Northamptonshire Police to issue a reminder on prevention advice to residents.
Since the end of January, a number of burglaries have taken place in these areas where the offender(s) have gained entry via windows and doors at the rear of properties. Easy to carry items such as jewellery, cash and keys have been stolen.
As investigations into the offences continue, the Force’s crime prevention officers and Burglary Team are sharing advice to help people reduce their risk of being burgled.
Crime prevention officer Kate Bailey said: “Most 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. A male suspect has been seen in the vicinity of some of these burglaries and we would urge residents to remain vigilant when out and about during the evening.
“In an ideal world we would not have to issue crime prevention advice but I would encourage everyone to check out the crime prevention 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.”