12:13PM, Tuesday 07 June 2016
A house crime warning has been issued in Maidenhead after a big increase in burglaries in the first week of June.
Thames Valley Police is reminding residents to secure their homes after the number of house burglaries more than doubled over the past week when compared with the whole of May.
Police are investigating 13 incidents in the town and have issued the following advice in response:
Crime Co-ordinator Nick Mainprice from Maidenhead Local CID said: “Spikes in the numbers of offences like we have seen this month, serve as a timely reminder that home security is a year round concern.
“Somebody minded to commit a burglary doesn’t need more than an unattended open window by way of invitation. Simple steps by home owners, stops them becoming a victim.
“As always, we would ask that, if you see anyone acting suspiciously please contact the police by calling 101. In an emergency dial 999.”
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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