Burlary spate in South Cambs
RESIDENTS are being urged to check their security after a spate of burglaries across south Cambridgeshire.
Burglars have been breaking into homes in a number of villages through windows or smashing through patio doors.
There have been 53 burglaries and attempted break-ins since January 1, with jewellery and cash being targeted by offenders.
The most recent burglaries happened in Shepherd’s Close, Fen Ditton, and Thornton Road, Girton, over the weekend.
Crime Reduction Officer Rachel Carr said: “We would urge residents to keep a lookout for suspicious activity, but there are also measures you can take to protect your own home.
“Unless patio doors are fitted with a multi-lock system it is best to fit additional locks. They should be fitted on the bottom of the fixed frame at the centre, and on the side frame at the opening point at the top of the door.
“You can fix blocks or anti-lift devices to prevent doors being lifted off their track. It is also worth considering reinforced glass when replacing or changing patio door units, as this will give a much greater resistance to attack. Patio door locking bars are also available to improve security.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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