Police officers in North Northamptonshire are issuing a warning to the public to be extra vigilant after a spate of aggravated burglaries in the area.
In the past week, a number of offences have taken place across the Wellingborough, Kettering and East Northants areas involving offenders entering properties, threatening the occupants inside, and stealing items including cash and jewellery.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Nathan Murray, said: “We understand that these offences will cause a lot of concern among the community and I would like to reassure local people that an investigation has been launched led by our CID and that we are doing everything we can to apprehend the offenders.
“I want to make it clear that the only cause of crime is criminals and in an ideal world I would not have to give people advice on how to give themselves the best chance of not becoming a victim of burglary.
“However sadly, there are people out there who will look to steal your hard-earned possessions and therefore I would encourage you to check out our crime prevention tips below.
“Burglars often look for easy targets and often, by putting some small crime prevention measures in place, this can deter them from burgling your home.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes and we will do everything we can to apprehend the people that are doing this.
“Finally, I also want to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious in their local areas to contact us. We would rather be called in good faith to something that turns out to be nothing, than to not be called at all.”
Extra police patrols have been put in place in response to this crime series and to provide reassurance to the public. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach a local officer who will be happy to help.
Check out the crime prevention advice here: Crime prevention advice | Northamptonshire Police (northants.police.uk)
If you have any information about burglaries in your area, contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.