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14 Wisbech burglaries in just 2 months

14 Wisbech burglaries in just 2 months

Published by Chris Craddock
3:02pm 11th July 2019.

There's been 14 burglaries in just two months in Wisbech.

Criminals have forced rear doors open and smashed windows to get inside people's homes.

Fenland Police say properties have been ransacked with jewellery, laptops, iPhones bank cards and cash all being stolen.

Detective Sergeant Shishminder Thind said:

“Burglary is a priority for the force and we are using all tactics available to us to catch those responsible for these offences.

“In some instances offenders have forced entry but we have also seen a number of offences where entry has been made through unlocked patio doors and windows. I urge all residents to take precautions where they can and check their home security, especially when out of the house.”

fenland police patrolling wisbech

How can I stay safe?

  • Always keep doors and windows closed and locked or in a ventilated but locked position, even when they are inside the house. Always check and lock doors with a key - never assume that just pushing up an internal handle will lock the door.
  • Remove keys from window and door locks, but keep them in a familiar and safe place where all members of the family know where to find them in the event of an emergency.
  • Never leave items such as keys, bags, presents and money on show through a window.
  • Consider the position of key racks or shelves next to a door and ensure that they cannot be reached through the letter box.
  • Use timer switches to turn on lights and radios when you are going to be away from your house at dusk.
  • Consider the use of lights at the front and rear of your property that are activated when someone approaches.
  • Consider the use of bolts and padlocks on side gates. Place the bolts at the top, middle and bottom of the gate, as just a top bolt might be easy to reach and open.
  • A visible intruder alarm box can prove to be one of the biggest deterrents to an opportunist burglar, so consider installing a DIY or supplier installed system.
fenland police patrol in wisbech

If you have any information about these break-ins you should call Cambridgeshire Police on 101.

Or you can report it anonymously by ringing 0800 555 111.

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