Police warn Peterborough residents to remain vigilant after rise in burglaries

Police in Peterborough have warned residents to be vigilant after an increase in burglaries across the city.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 1:54 pm

Police were alerted to several instances last week, with valuables including tools and watches being stolen from properties.

As a result of this increase, they are urging residents to remain vigilant and take extra care in securing their homes.

DS Richard Ellison, from the Acquisitive Crime Team, said: “As we head towards summer and expect to see warmer days, unfortunately at this time of year we tend to see an increase in burglaries where opportunistic thieves enter homes through doors and windows being left open when people aren’t at home.

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“With national restrictions easing and people spending less time at home, this is also another opportunity for burglars, therefore I am urging people to look out for their communities and neighbours and report any signs of suspicious behaviour to us.”

Officers will be on the lookout for homes which have been left vulnerable while they are out and about, however members of the public are being asked to help to reduce the number of opportunistic burglaries and keep doors and windows closed when not at home.

For information on how to best protect your home from burglars, the law and how to report information to us, visit https://bit.ly/3nWAVqv.