Increase in local domestic burglaries

Increase in local domestic burglaries

Increase in local domestic burglaries

Over the past two years there has been a dramatic increase in reports of domestic burglaries in the villages surrounding Grimsby and Louth, according to Lincolnshire Police.

Most burglaries occur between mid September through to early December, and the culprits appear to be using the same method of entry, and targeting distinct geographical areas.

Lincolnshire Police have warned residents in the villages north of Louth to be particularly vigilant.

Thus far, Holton Le Clay, North Somercotes, Tetney and North Thoresby have been the worse affected.

According to a recent report, criminals have been identifying addresses with gardens to the rear, and making their entry and exit via the smashed windows of patio doors.

The same type of items are also been taken repeatedly, with cash and jewellery being the prime target.

These burglaries often occur while occupants are away from the property either for the day, overnight or the weekend.

There have also been reports of criminals using charity bag delivery and collections as a guise.
A statement released by the force said:
“We will do as much as we can to prevent a similar pattern occurring again but we do need you help.
“If you are going away please ask a neighbour or friend to keep an eye on your property.
“Always report anything suspicious immediately to us first and then repeat it on social media if necessary. If we don’t know it’s happening then we can’t help.
“Be mindful of home security. Can you improve the security at your home? We would be more than happy to come and have a look at your address and offer some advice.
“We desperately don’t want anyone to become a victim and by working together we will greatly reduce that possibility.
If there is anything we can do to assist then please get in touch.”

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