Burglars target caravans in north Northumberland

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Thieves broke into caravans in the Wooler area and grabbed TVs, cash and cigarettes.

Now police are warning caravan owners to think more about crime prevention to help prevent further burglaries.

Opportunist thieves sneaked in to caravans earlier this week and made off with items they could easily grab hold of.

Officers want to remind people to make sure they have secure locks on caravans and garages and to remove any valuables out of view. If there’s nothing obvious to steal, burglars are less likely to attempt to break-in.

Neighbourhood Inspector Liz Hall said: “We want to encourage caravan owners to be security minded to prevent further losses. For many people their caravan is their home-from-home and it’s important to keep it safe.

“If you’re staying in a caravan then lock the windows and doors when you’re going out.

“Officers are speaking with staff and residents in local caravan parks about crime prevention. I’d ask anyone who sees any suspicious behaviour, vehicles or people near to or at any caravan sites to report it to police and we will come and investigate.”