Keep your homes secure in hot weather

The warm weather is bringing with it more opportunities for thieves and Wiltshire Police have had three incidents reported.

The first occurred on 25 June at a property on Highworth Road. At some point overnight a purse, wallet and cash were taken.

Another burglary happened the same day just before 8:30 pm in Cricklade Road. In this incident food items were stolen. A man wearing a grey hoodie had been seen in the garden.

At approximately 5:00 am on 26 June a man was seen in the back garden of a house in Ermin Street. He was described as around 5’7, with short dark hair and was wearing black shorts and top. When challenged he said he was looking for a football and then jumped back over the fence. No entry was made to the property and nothing stolen.

Inspector Andy Bridge said: “In this hot weather we all have windows and doors open and we aren’t saying that residents should have to suffer the heat when in their homes. We just advise that if you are in your garden make sure that windows and doors at the front of the house are secure and vice versa. If you go out even for a short time make sure that they are all closed and secure as it takes a thief minutes to access your home through an open window and they will make the most of this opportunity. Also if you see anyone acting suspiciously please call us.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Swindon CPT on 101 or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.