Friday, July 4, 2014

Colwyn Bay - Police warning after string of North Wales burglaries

Police warning after string of North Wales burglaries

Published date: 07 July 2014 | 
Published by: Mike Williams 
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POLICE have warned North Wales residents to be on their guard after a string of burglaries in Colwyn Bay and Prestatyn. 
Detectives urged people to ensure windows and doors are closed and secure after burglars found their way in to two properties in Colwyn Bay and another in Prestatyn last week to steal electrical items, including a large TV. 
Detective Constable Michael Robinson said: “It can be extremely tempting in this warm weather to leave windows open to let a little more air into your home especially at night. 
“A window left ajar or not on a secure lock can be too much of a temptation for an opportunist thief – particularly if they can see valuable items inside so when you leave the room please ensure that you close the windows and doors.” 
Both burglaries happened overnight close to each other, and inquiries are continuing. 
Detectives believe the two Colwyn Bay incidents are linked. 
North Wales Police is currently running its Don’t Make It Easy campaign, in a bid to drive down the number of burglaries across the region. 
DC Robinson added: “It is always good practice to register valuable items on systems such as Immobilise and also property mark your items. 
“If you have expensive jewellery it’s a good idea to photograph it so that you have an accurate record of your belongings which could prove extremely useful should you become a victim of burglary.” 
Anyone with information about the burglaries should contact St Asaph CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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