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Burglary trio is targeting homes in Lincolnshire and Peterborough area

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Police are linking eight burglaries which have taken place in the area during the last week.

Between Friday last week (September 17) and last night, eight burglaries have been reported to police where it is believed offenders are targeting homes which look unoccupied.

The offences have taken place across in Deeping St James, Helpston, Hampton Vale, Netherton, Werrington, Orton Wistow, Walton and Spalding.

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All instances where the offenders have been seen have described a group of three young, white men, all wearing balaclavas.

Inspector Olly Warsop said: “While I understand this is unsettling for our communities, please be assured these offences are being actively investigated, however I would like to remind everyone of simple crime prevention measures which can be put in place.

“We believe this group is targeting properties where it appears no one is in, therefore taking steps to make your home look occupied by leaving a light on, parking a vehicle on the driveway or directly outside, or leaving a television or radio on are all measures which will act as a deterrent.

“While some of the victims have been elderly, we do not believe they are being specifically targeted, however I would urge people to check on elderly family members or neighbours and assist with putting these simple prevention measures in place.”

Any information about these incidents should be passed to police via the online webchat function at https://bit.ly/3vsiYDw or online forms at www.cambs.police.uk/report. Anyone without internet access should call 101.

Always dial 999 in an emergency or where a crime is in action.

Information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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