Vigilance urged after four burglaries in March

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RESIDENTS are being urged to report suspicious behaviour following four burglaries in March.

Overnight Sunday (July 8-9) there were four burglaries on properties where windows had been left open or unlocked.

One was an attempted burglary in Morton Avenue between midnight and 3.30am when the offender was disturbed by the victim and ran from the scene.

Others happened in Creek Road, between 1.30am and 4.30am, when a TV was stolen; in St John’s Chase, between 10.30pm and 9.45am, when money, phone and tobacco were taken; and in Gimbert Square, between midnight and 7am, where a handbag was stolen.

Detective Sergeant Matt Swash said: “All these properties are fairly close to one another and the offenders have targeted them because of windows being left open.

“We have increased patrols in the area, but the public can play a vital part in helping us prevent further offences as well as catching those responsible.”

Anyone with information should call DS Swash on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.