Police warning over summer burglaries

WHEN the weather warms up, don't let your guard down, police have warned.Ipswich police are advising people to keep their homes secure by not leaving rooms unattended with a window or door open, and ensuring they lock up securely when they go out.

WHEN the weather warms up, don't let your guard down, police have warned.

Ipswich police are advising people to keep their homes secure by not leaving rooms unattended with a window or door open, and ensuring they lock up securely when they go out.

Detectives in Ipswich have been called to 12 burglaries since the beginning of July where unknown offenders have entered homes through open windows or doors- making properties an easy target for would-be thieves – although police have said the number of burglaries in Ipswich is "relatively low".

The most recent burglary happened in Fairfield Road, Ipswich, between 11pm on Tuesday, July 16, and 8.45am Wednesday, 17. The house was entered via an insecure door and a handbag containing personal possessions was taken from a downstairs room.


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Detective Sergeant Paul Barber at Ipswich CID said: "We would like to reassure people that burglaries in the home are relatively rare, but simple measures can be taken to reduce the possibilities.

"During the warmer weather people inadvertently leave windows or doors open while they are in other areas of the house or sometimes pop out and leave a window open. We would advise people to always ensure, when they leave their homes, they close all windows and lock up securely.

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"Remember to keep side gates bolted and padlocked. Consider having a security sensor light which can be fitted relatively cheaply and acts as an excellent deterrent", he added.

Crime reduction advice, together with leaflets, can be obtained form the Crime Reduction Office at Ipswich Police on 01473 383141.

If anybody sees anyone acting suspiciously they should call the Police immediately on 01473 613500.

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