Break-ins prompt police warning

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POLICE have warned the public to lock their doors and windows overnight after a spate of burglaries, including four in the Red Row area.

Officers received 12 reports of burglaries throughout the county over the weekend, with a number due to properties being left insecure or unlocked.

The crimes in Red Row occurred overnight on Friday and items snatched included a number of laptops, as well as a black Toyota Land Cruiser, which was later found dumped in Lynemouth.

Acting DCI Jeff Brown said: “We really need the public to help us put a stop to this type of crime.

“Regardless of where you live, if you leave your doors open then you face being targeted by criminals.

“There are criminals out there trying door handles, looking for open windows and searching for easy opportunities to get inside homes and steal what they can.

“Lock all doors on a night as no one wants to wake up in the morning to find their valuables have been stolen.”

For crime prevention advice or to pass information to the police about the incidents, contact 03456 043043 ext 69191.