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Lock out burglars

02 Oct 2017 16:00 PM

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Police are reminding residents to lock out burglars.

It follows a burglary in Boldon Colliery where a burglar got into the house by an unlocked door.

Officers want to remind people to make sure they lock doors, even when they are in the house and particularly overnight.

Neighbourhood Inspector Denise Townsley said: “Most burglars are opportunist, making it even more difficult for them will make the property less attractive to them. It takes a few moments to lock a door and even less time to double check it is locked but could potentially prevent a burglary.”

Further crime prevention advice is available on the Northumbria Police website www.northumbria.police.uk

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