Burglars steal cash, electrical equipment and a ukulele as six homes in South Cambs are targeted
16:05 23 April 2014
Six homes were targeted by thieves in two South Cambridgeshire villages last night (Tuesday).
Burglars broke into five homes and attempted to get into a sixth in Knapwell and Papworth between 8pm and midnight climbing in through windows or smashing patio doors.
They stole electrical goods, a ukulele and cash.
Pc Andy Bates said: “There were six crimes last night in two villages and they happened when people were out in the evening.
“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.
“Local officers have increased patrols in the targeted areas and work is ongoing to trace those responsible.
“The public also play an important role and I would urge people to be our eyes and ears in their street, look out for one another and report anything out of the ordinary or suspicious to police.”
INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.