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Posted on 13:43:00 on 8th March 2017

Police are urging Penrith residents to lock their windows and doors following six burglaries over the weekend from insecure properties.  

 

Between Friday night and Monday morning (3rd - 6th March) properties at the following addresses were burgled:

 

·         Two properties on Carleton Road

·         Musgrave Street

·         Pategill Court

·         Rowan Court

·         William Street

 

In each case the offender has managed to gain access to the property through an unlocked door.

 

Police are therefore urging residents to be vigilant and review their security processes on a night.

 

Sergeant Tim Parkin said:

 

“This crime series has unfortunately been made easier for the offender by leaving doors unlocked. Criminals by nature are opportunists and if they can gain access to your home without having to force entry then they will steal from you. It is frustrating for both victims and the police that these crimes are preventable by being vigilant and taking simple steps to ensure that your possessions and money are protected.

 

“Locking windows and doors is a simple measure that increases your safety and deters criminals from committing offences. Most will walk on when they realise there is no instant access.

 

“Being a victim of such offences is not a nice feeling as many struggle to feel safe in their own home which no-one should tolerate. I ask that you avoid this happening to you by taking on the crime prevention advice that we issue on a regular basis.

 

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to appeal to members of the public to report suspicious activity to police as that can often prevent crimes. No matter how insignificant you may feel your information is, it could stop a criminal from stealing from you or somebody else.”

 

For more information on securing your property please visit www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Crime-Prevention/Home-Security.aspx.

 

If anyone has any information into these burglaries please contact police on 101.

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