Exmouth burglaries prompt police call for increased security at home

PUBLISHED: 13:48 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:48 04 January 2018

Inspector Antonia Weeks

Inspector Antonia Weeks

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Exmouth inspector Antonia Weeks has urged residents to increase their security at home after a number of reports of burglaries in the town.

Police officers in Exmouth are warning residents to keep their homes secure after a number of recent burglaries.

According to inspector Antonia Weeks, Exmouth CID has received reports of burglaries where there has been no forced entry to the property.

Inspector Weeks said this would suggest a door, window or other access point has been left open or insecure allowing opportunist thieves to gain entry.

Posting on Devon and Cornwall Police’s neighbourhood alert, inspector Weeks said: “Please take extra steps to ensure your home is secure and all doors and windows closed and locked before going to bed and do not leave valuable items on display or visible through a window. This includes car and house keys.

“Movement sensitive or passive infrared lighting can be very effective at deterring people from approaching a house in darkness.”

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