Leicestershire Police urge residents to lock their windows and doors after seeing an increase in burglaries

Leicestershire Police are urging residents to lock their windows and doors after seeing an increase in burglaries.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 12:08 pm
Leicestershire Police are urging residents to lock their windows and doors after seeing an increase in burglaries.
Leicestershire Police are urging residents to lock their windows and doors after seeing an increase in burglaries.

Officers say people are enjoying more time in their gardens which is leading to more opportunities for thieves to strike.

They have stepped up patrols after seeing an increase in the number of burglaries, and are urging residents to lock windows and doors when they are elsewhere in the house or outside.Det Insp Kev Hames said: “We know this time of year can see an increase in the number of burglaries in residential properties.“Most people don’t deliberately leave windows and doors unlocked, but think about if there is anything you do which makes you and your loved ones vulnerable.“Lock your doors, even if you’re at home, and be aware of open ground floor windows if you are not in the room. This is the chance a thief might take to enter your home.”

“By following some simple safety advice, you can make yourself less of a target for criminals.”