Haverhill Police are still urging people to keep doors and windows locked after the recent spate of burglaries.
“They’re getting in and taking stuff on hand so you have to close your windows and get a fan, it’s as simple as that,” said PCSO Kayla Packman from the town force’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).
“There are some very small kitchen and bathroom windows that they’re getting in through when people are sleeping so you need to make sure that everything is locked, doors, windows, everything as they will even walk past and try the front door to see if it is open.
“If they are out prowling and see a window open then that’s an opportunity for them.”
Despite overall crime in Haverhill dropping this year, acquisitive crime – thefts, burglaries, etc – has risen from 470 to 496.
However Acting Insp Gary Miller, who detailed the statistics to Haverhill Town Council at last Tuesday’s (September 3) meeting at Haverhill Arts Centre, said some of the rises are due to pro-active policing and better detection, and high-visibility and plain-clothes patrols had been out due to the spate of burglaries
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (September 19) Echo.