RUGBY people are being warned to keep their doors and windows locked and secure even when they are inside the property following a series of sneak in thefts.
In the past 24 hours three homes in the county have had items stolen by burglars who have simply been able to walk into the property.
In Rugby an opportunist thief entered a house in Saunton Road after a member of the family came home and went upstairs during the afternoon, leaving the door closed, but unlocked. When they came down they found a male in the property who left quickly. An Ipad was later found to be missing.
Police remind householders to get in to the habit of checking that doors and patio or conservatory doors are locked, especially when you go to bed, but also during the day when you are at home. They should also make sure that downstairs windows are closed when you leave the room to go to another part of the house or when you go out.
A 13-year old male has been arrested on suspicion of burglary relating to the incident in Saunton Road, he has been bailed to return to the police station at a later date.
A police spokesperson said: “Although these latest incidents have been reported in Nuneaton and Rugby burglaries as a result of doors and windows being left unlocked or open occur throughout the county. People need to get in to the habit of checking they are locked.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where you can give the information anonymously.