I have received the information below via the latest Police Alert:

“Patio doors are a common area of the house to be targeted by burglars, especially if attractive items are on full view through the doors. Ensure all valuables are out of sight. Have a look at the crime prevention checklist for some useful information on how to improve your security.

Due to the recent hot weather, the majority of burglary offences in the last week or so were through insecure windows. Burglars were targeting open windows and gaining entry to then steal valuables. If you are not in the room, please make a conscious effort to secure your window to reduce the chance of this happening. “