Warning after six burglaries

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Police have appealed for witnesses and urged people to secure their homes after a spate of home burglaries in Stamford.

Thieves have targeted six homes in the town since September 20.

Sector inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings Mike Burnett said: “We are really keen to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard anything in relation to these incidents.

“Even if you saw someone acting in a way that struck you as odd or out of place and didn’t think much of it at the time, this could actually prove vital to our investigation into these burglaries and help us build up a bigger crime picture.

“While many of these properties were secure and offenders have forced their way in, there are still a number of preventative steps that can be taken to help try and prevent becoming a victim of burglary.

“Always double check you’ve locked up, it’s very easy to leave a door or window insecure and make life very easy for burglars who want to access your home.

“Make the property look occupied – use timers to set lights to come on and off while you’re out and leave a television or radio on in the background.

“Also, don’t leave valuables on show or in the garden that can be used to facilitate entry.

“If you have had any attempt on your property then please report it to us as soon as possible. We rely heavily on information from the public and any you can give us could prove incredibly valuable.”

Thieves broke into a home in Woodhead Close at some point before Tuesday this week. They smashed a back door to get in, although it is not yet known what was stolen. Incident 137 of October 7.

A home in Oak Road was burgled between 1.30pm on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday last week. The thieves stole cash and jewellery. Incident 110 of October 3.

A house in Barnwell Road was burgled in the week prior to September 29. Patio doors were forced open. Incident 374 of September 29.

Earrings were stolen from a home in Casterton Road prior to September 25. A 48in Samsung television was taken from a house in Casterton Road on the night of September 21. And a home in Arran Road was burgled at about 2pm on September 20.