'Don't give thieves a window of opportunity during heatwave'
have this week warned householders in the Burnham-On-Sea area
that the unseasonably warm weather could provide a window of opportunity
Opportunistic burglars often look for open windows and unlocked
doors during hot weather.
So police are urging residents not to leave doors or windows
open unless they are in the same room.
The warning also applied to upstairs windows as well since thieves
will climb up using a drainpipe or garage roof and could use ladders
or garden furniture to help them gain access if they are not secured.
A police spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A large number
of burglaries happen due to doors and windows being left unlocked.
There are a number of simple ways you can protect your home and
yourself from becoming a victim of crime."