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Warning issued after burglaries in villages
4:33pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
Residents are being urged to stay vigilant after a speight of burglaries in Brentwood and surrounding villages.
A number of incidents have been recorded in the town alongside Doddinghurst and Tipps Cross with items including car keys, laptops and wallets being stolen.
Following the burglaries, local police officers have issued a warning to people to check they have secured their homes properly.
Acting Inspector Scott Kingsnorth said: "I would strongly urge people to review the security on their homes given these recent burglaries.
"Consider getting an alarm, buy decent locks, and make sure you always double lock your door when going out.
"It’s also advisable to leave a radio or light on to make your house look like it’s occupied.
"My officers will be conducting patrols in the area and we want to hear from anyone who notices any suspicious activity no matter how insignificant it may seem at the time – it could prevent your neighbour from being burgled.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.