A number of villages surrounding Lincoln have been targeted by burglars in the last week.
Police reminded people to take extra precaution and to report signs of suspicious activity.
In a number of cases, intruders broke into the homes by unknown means.
Neighbourhood officers released a warning on February 8 to people in the Bracebridge Heath and Waddington areas in particular.
Area PCSOs said in a statement:
“Neighbourhood officers released a warning on February 8 to people in the Bracebridge Heath and Waddington areas.
“There is evidence to suggest that these may be linked to the same offender/s and we are working on this.
“Please may I ask all of our residents to ensure you don’t leave your keys (particularly car keys) or any valuables in sight.”
Burglaries reported in the last week include:
- Station Road Waddington, near to the junction with Manor Lane – February 4, around 7pm: Unknown person used a paving slab to smash a kitchen door. They made off when the occupier was alerted to the noise – Inc 387 of Feb 4
- Vicarage Lane Harmston – February 4 between 8am and 12.45pm: Person gained entry to secured home by unknown means while occupier was not home. Many items were damaged. Jewellery and passports were stolen – Inc 196 of Feb 4
- Stanley Crescent Bracebridge Heath – February 6 between 4.17pm and 7.05pm: Offender/s gained entry by unknown means. Coats and electrical were stolen as well as personal accessories – Inc 392 of Feb 6
- Salisbury Drive, Bracebridge Heath – February 7 between 4.30pm and 7pm: A person smashed a conservatory door at the rear of the house and used a key inside to unlock the door. Police said it did not appear anything was stolen – Inc 348 of Feb 7
- Lindrick Close, Heighington – between February 7 and 9: A person forced entry through a rear window. It did not appear that anything had been taken – Inc 312 of Feb 9
One person was arrested over the weekend following an attempted burglary in Bracebridge Heath. A male was seen looking through the window of a house on Red Hall Lane and attempted to open the door.
Lincolnshire Police said, on the morning of Monday, February 11, a 16-year-old has been charged with eight offences relating to burglaries in Bracebridge Heath and Skellingthorpe.
- Two counts of burglary dwelling and theft
- Three counts of attempt burglary dwelling with intent to steal
- Taking a motor vehicle without owners consent
- Aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving
- Receiving stolen goods
The 16-year-old has been remanded and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ today (11 February)