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Unlocked doors lead to two burglaries

by Steve Beasant on 5 November, 2015

Grimsby: Police warn homeowners not to leave doors unlocked after incidents in the town.

As part of Operation Impact, Police are urging homeowners to do their bit in keeping homes secure after two reported insecure burglaries in Grimsby yesterday (Tuesday November 3). In both incidents the burglar entered the property through an unlocked front door.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Kirby said:

“Being a victim of burglary is deeply upsetting for the victims and their family. We want to see less offences, but need the public to assist us by stopping sneak-in burglars who target properties with unlocked doors or windows.

“In vast majority of cases the offenders are opportunists walking around residential area’s looking for possible insecure properties. I would therefore urge people to make sure that they always lock doors – whether they are in or not and day or night.”

The offences reported yesterday are:

  • Alexandra Road, Grimsby – Crime Reference Number 2148733 Between 1.30pm and 4pm on Tuesday November 3 an unknown person entered the unlocked property before stealing a small amount of money and computer equipment.
  • Willingham Street, Grimsby – Crime Reference Number 2148702 ​Between 6pm and 8pm on Monday November 2 an unknown person approached a flat and entered through an open door. The offender then stole a Nokia 808 mobile phone, a HP laptop computer and money from within before leaving the property.

Anyone with information about the burglaries above are urged to call 101 quoting the relevant crime reference number.

Operation Impact is running throughout November to tackle burglary and the handling of stolen good across the Humberside Police Area. Police are working alongside multi-agency partners for 30 days focused on tackling burglary and associated criminality. For more information visit about Operation Impact used the link.

The public can help us tackle the stolen goods market by registering you valuables onto www.immobilise.com. This is a free web based property recording system, endorsed and searchable by all UK Police Forces. This is a fantastic tool, used by police across the UK.

The public can also support the police by calling them if they see people acting suspiciously in their community, if there is a burglary in progress or if they have details about those involved in criminality. This can be done this using 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more advice on how to protect your property use the link.

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