Police are warning Exmouth residents to keep their homes secure, after an increase in burglaries in the town.

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Police say the past month has seen more burglaries taking place at homes in urban areas of Exmouth overnight, while the occupants are upstairs sleeping.

Entry has been gained by ground floor doors that have been left unlocked, and various small items such as alcohol, cash and small electrical goods have been stolen.

Police are therefore reminding people to keep their windows and doors secured at all times, even when they are inside their homes.

A police spokesman said: “It is particularly important for residents to keep their homes secure in the run up to Christmas, when families tend to have more valuable items inside their homes.”

For advice on simple steps to make your home more secure, visit www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/CrimePrevention/BurglaryTheft/Pages/Theftfromyourhome.aspx, or phone 101 and ask to speak to your local crime prevention officer.

Anyone who has seen any suspicious activity or has information about any burglaries in Exmouth is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number KE/13/2738.

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