Continued spate of sneak-in burglaries in Lincoln

A continued spate of warm weather sneak-in burglaries in Lincoln has prompted another warning from local police.

The latest in the series of burglaries was a home on Camwood Crescent in Lincoln on Thursday night between 7.40pm and 11pm.

A burglar got into the house through an unlocked bathroom window and stole two laptops, Lincolnshire Police said in a statement.

This incident is one of a series of crimes across the city in the last month and officers are urging people to make sure they lock all ground-floor doors and windows before they go to bed at night.

Throughout August, houses have been targeted on Cannon Street, St Andrew’s Drive, Bathurst Street and Ripon Street among 20 other burglaries in July.

Police say this type of crime does increase in warmer weather and there have also been examples of sneak-in burglaries during the day when people have been out in their back gardens.

Lincolnshire Police are asking people to make sure they lock ground-floor windows and doors at night and call 101 immediately if they see anyone acting suspiciously in residential areas.

The force also has a page with more tips on burglary prevention.