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Burglars 'targeting' homes with plastic-framed front doors in Potters Bar
Police believe burglars are targeting homes with plastic-framed front doors in Potters Bar following a spate of similar crimes this month.
A series of break-ins have occurred in the early hours of the morning at properties with uPVC front doors that have not been double locked.
Police believe the crimes may be linked by the type of doors being targeted by burglars.
Detective Constable Robert Wood said: “It’s at this time of year that burglaries increase as the nights start to draw in.
“We are investigating these burglaries and it would appear the offenders have targeted uPVC doors in particular. Although the door may appear locked by just closing the door, if the handle isn’t lifted and then double locked with the key, they are not fully secure.
“Whilst these incidents continue we’d ask people to be vigilant, and if anyone would like a visit from their local Safer Neighbourhood Team they will be more than happy to come round and conduct a security survey.”
Among the recent incidents:
- A handbag was stolen during a burglary in Mount Grace Road, Potters Bar overnight between Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 October.
- Offenders broke into a property in Mount Grace Road, Potters Bar at 4.45am on Wednesday, October 23. They were disturbed by the occupants and made off.
- A laptop, purse and iPad were stolen from a property in Melrose Avenue, Potters Bar overnight between Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October.
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