Published: September 10, 2010
Burnham Police issue security warning after ten burglaries

Burnham-On-Sea Police have urged residents to check the security of their homes after ten break-ins over the past month.

Officers are investigating the spate of residential burglaries across the Burnham area in which the offenders entered properties through insecure doors and windows.

"We are advising residents to take extra care in securing their properties," Police Community Support Officer Sarah England told

"Householders can do this by following a few simple steps. Close locking doors and windows, do not leave valuables on display, report any incidents of suspicious activity immediately to the police, postcode mark your property."

"Also, if you are away from home use timer switches for lights, ask a friend or trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property and lock away your tools and ladders because they are useful props for potential burglars if left lying around."

Residents can also consider joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and for more information should call the Police Non-Emergency number on 0845 456 7000 and ask to speak to your local Police Community Support Officer.

Alternatively, property can be registered at, a public property registration website that the police have access to, enabling them to return recovered stolen property.


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