Burglars strike after doors left unlocked

TWO houses in Blyth were burgled on successive days after opportunist thieves took advantage of doors being left unlocked.

Burglars got into a house in Salisbury Street through an insecure front door between 8.35am and 9.10am on Friday, June 17, and stole a Microsoft Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii and games for the two consoles.

The following day, thieves sneaked into a house in Plessey Road through an unlocked back door between 7.30pm and 11.30pm and stole items including jewellery and computer and photography equipment.

Inspector Trevor Oakley, of Blyth’s neighbourhood policing team, said: “I’d appeal to anyone in either Salisbury Street or Plessey Road when these crimes were committed to contact police if they saw anyone suspicious or have any information on the two burglaries.

“I’d also ask the residents of Blyth to be aware that there are thieves in our community who are targeting homes that have been left insecure and with unlocked doors and open windows.

“An unlocked door is the perfect chance for a thief to sneak into somebody’s home, have a search through all of their belongings and take what ever they like.

“These crimes have been committed while the homeowner has been out and have left doors unlocked. They could have been easily avoided had they just locked their doors.

“Help us to stop burglary in Blyth and make life more difficult for thieves by locking doors and windows in your home, even when you’re in the house.”

Anyone with any information into the two burglaries is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191.