MORE than 30 burglaries took place in St Neots and the surrounding villages last month (May) with police saying they have witnessed a steady rise in break-ins. According to police, there were 35 burglaries in the St Neots policing area in May. In a Cambr
MORE than 30 burglaries took place in St Neots and the surrounding villages last month (May) with police saying they have witnessed a steady rise in break-ins.
According to police, there were 35 burglaries in the St Neots policing area in May.
In a Cambridgeshire police e-cops e-mail alert issued today (Tuesday, June 2), PC Neil English said: "Since the start of May 2009 the St Neots sector has seen a steady rise in both dwelling and non-dwelling burglaries."
These include 18 dwelling burglaries and 17 non-dwelling burglaries. Fourteen of the dwelling burglaries and seven of the non-dwelling burglaries took place outside the town in villages to the north of St Neots.
All the house break-ins have taken place during the day on weekdays when residents have been at work.
PC English said: "There is no specific pattern to any of the crimes apart from that the dwelling burglaries have all taken place during daytime and the offenders have forced entry to empty houses.
"All the dwelling burglaries have occurred during weekdays, with Monday being the favourite day of the week."
Thieves have been targeting industrial units overnight on weekdays.
PC English added: "As we are all aware, the summer months tend to lead to a rise in this type of crime - more so in the hot weather when windows are left open and families are away on holiday."
Police say they are working hard to catch the burglars,and last Thursday evening (May 28) the force helicopter was used in Great Paxton to arrest two men on suspicion of burglary.
INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Neil English at St Neots police station on 0845 4564564.