9th April 2009
Sly criminals stole expensive loot – including gems, phones and cash – during a trio of sneak-in burglaries in a Peak District town.
Thieves entered a house on Yeld Road in Bakewell through an unlocked door while the owner was in the garden, between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday March 24. They took credit cards, a cheque book, a mobile phone and cash. On Monday March 23, a thief sneaked in to a house on Coombs Road at 2pm while the resident was in another room and stole cash, cards and a mobile phone. And a box of valuable jewellery was stolen from a house on Park Road on Friday March 20 at 2pm while the homeowner was in the garden. Crime reduction officer Pc John Riley said: "This type of burglary is a concern because in around 30 per cent of burglaries reported to us, thieves have got in through insecure windows and doors. People should always make sure that external doors are locked, even if they are in the garden or simply another part of the house," he added.
(Reproduced from Bakewell Today)
GARDIEN TIP: Check out our advice for Gates and Access at
http://www.garden-security.co.uk/gates-security.aspx and always lock the house door while you're out in the garden