Lock up your homes, police warn

BURGLARS are being given easy access to homes in Huntingdonshire and Fenland and homeowners need to more conscious about security, police have warned. A spate of burglaries and attempted break-ins have been taking place across the districts. One of the mo

BURGLARS are being given easy access to homes in Huntingdonshire and Fenland and homeowners need to more conscious about security, police have warned.

A spate of burglaries and attempted break-ins have been taking place across the districts. One of the most recent was on Tuesday in Bramley Road, St Ives.

The bungalow was broken into between 11am and 2.15pm through an open window. The home was ransacked and several items stolen including mobile telephones, hedge trimmers and a chain saw.

They left via the back door and climbed through the back garden hedge onto the adjoining footpath that runs to Bramley Road and Bath Road.


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PC Dave Marsh, who is investigating, said: "To avoid becoming a target, keep all windows closed when you are not in your home or fit locks to your windows, especially downstairs and at the rear of the property.

"Even when you are at home, exterior doors should be locked, as these can be quickly entered without occupants realising.

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"At this time of year the humid weather means that we are often tempted to leave doors and windows ajar. However, don't forget that there are others out there who will exploit this and try to steal from you."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information about the St Ives burglary should contact PC Marsh on 0845 456 4564.

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