Second burglary spate in Stevenage

The Broadwater area of Stevenage has been hit with another spate of robberies

The Broadwater area of Stevenage has been hit with another spate of robberies - Credit: Archant

ANOTHER spate of burglaries are being investigated by police, less than a month after an appeal for residents to be vigilant.

Break-ins at six properties in the Broadwater area of Stevenage have been reported in the last two weeks, following nine similar incidents in November and December last year.

In each of the latest cases, offenders were able to enter the targeted house through unsecured doors or windows.

“Burglary is a distressing crime, whether property is stolen or not,” said chief inspector for Stevenage Richard Harbon.

“Having someone in your home going through your possessions can be an extremely upsetting and disturbing experience. Yet in so many cases it could have been easily prevented.


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“I am urging people to take sensible precautions and make a habit of checking that ground floor windows and doors are closed and locked when you leave the house or go to bed. Upstairs windows should always be locked when the house is unoccupied.”

For home security advice visit www.herts.police.uk

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