In response to the recent burglaries in the local area, Humberside Police has issued advice to help prevent burglaries.
As one of the most intrusive crimes, burglaries often leave victims feeling scared and vulnerable.
While they strive to track down and prosecute those responsible they want people to keep some basic safety tips in mind.
Detective Sergeant Andy Bradley said:
“In recent weeks we have had a number of burglaries reported to us. Some of them where cars are stolen after the keys have been taken in house burglaries.”
“In many cases, the only thing to have been stolen from inside the property are the car keys, which are then used to steal the cars from outside the premises.”
“Many burglaries happen between midnight and 4am when most car and homeowners are sound asleep in bed, but there are steps that you can take to protect your property.
“Keep your car safe and secure ideally in a locked and alarmed garage. We would also recommend installing good quality CCTV and security lighting on your property as a deterrent to opportunistic burglars.
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“Always keep keys out of view of windows and ensure your doors and windows remains closed and locked when not in use.
“If you see anything suspicious at all, anybody looking as though they are ‘scoping’ property or a vehicle out, or anything out of the ordinary where you live, please contact us.”
“As always if you have any information about these crimes, call us on our non-emergency 101 line, or 999 if you see a crime in progress, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Police want people to be sure their car is physically secure and alarmed, especially those that use keyless locks. While they are also advising the public to keep keys out of sight in their home.