January 13, 2011
police issue warning after 10 burglaries
in Burnham-On-Sea have this week issued a warning to residents
to check their homes are secure after a spate of ten burglaries
in just four days.
Jewellery and money has been stolen by the opportunistic burglars,
who are targeting insecure homes across the Burnham area.
Five of the burglaries have taken place in West Huntspill with
others in Burnham, Highbridge, Berrow and Pawlett.
Burnham Police's Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The group of young men are targeting predominantly bungalows
where windows have been left open or where homes look unoccupied."
"Most of the burglaries have occurred in the afternoon and
early evening, and jewellery, money and other valuables have been
He added: "We would urge residents to report any suspicious
activity and also to make their homes look occupied even when
they are not at home."