October 25, 2011 12.58 pm This story is over 148 months old

Police warning after 3 burglaries in 24 hours

Police warning: Lincoln residents are urged to lock their doors and windows after three sneak-in burglaries in 24 hours.

Lincolnshire Police are reminding Lincolnites to lock their windows and doors at night or when unattended after a number of burglaries.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three incidents of sneak in burglaries in the city due to unlocked doors and windows.

On Russell Street, an offender got into a house through an open living room window overnight and stole a purse and passport.

A house on Kingsway was burgled due to a front door being unlocked between 11pm October 24 and 5.30am Ocotber 25. A 40in flat-screen TV was stolen.

Also, an iPhone and handbag were stolen from a property on Newland Street West yesterday afternoon through an open front door.

Police are advising residents to lock doors and windows at night, due to criminals seeking the opportunity to sneak in as it gets darker.

If you are not home at night, as well as locking up, police recommend making homes look occupied. Timer switches can be bought cheaply to time when lamps etc switch off, saving energy and tricking criminals.

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Nicky Colman