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Police reminder to do ‘simple things’ to prevent burglary
10:30am Thursday 3rd May 2012 in East Yorkshire news
POLICE are urging residents in East Yorkshire to do whatever they can to prevent opportunist burglars striking over the summer months.
Sgt Pete Rogers, of Pocklington Police, said residents needed to do their bit to secure homes and property.
Recent weekly figures show that 41.6 per cent of all burglaries across East Yorkshire occurred because thieves gained access through an unlocked door or window. Sgt Rogers said: “The police can target prolific offenders. They can patrol the areas where burglaries take place. They can run crime prevention events highlighting security. They can provide every possible line of investigation should someone become a victim of burglary, but if people ignore the simple things they can do themselves to prevent becoming a victim of crime, we are giving the thief a chance and potentially leaving ourselves open to being targeted by them.”
He said residents should be careful not to leave doors unlocked or windows ajar in homes or sheds while out in the garden, leave power tools on display outside, or leave car windows open.