More Kidderminster burglaries after doors left unlocked

Kidderminster Shuttle: More Kidderminster burglaries after doors left unlocked More Kidderminster burglaries after doors left unlocked

RESIDENTS in Kidderminster are being reminded to lock their doors after a sixth incident in three weeks in which burglars were able to simply walk into the property.

The burglaries happened when back or front doors were closed but not locked, while the occupants were out or in bed.

They included a house in Shrubbery Street which was entered between 11.30pm on Monday, December 2 and 7.20am on Tuesday, December 3, after it is believed the front door was left unlocked.

Items stolen included an iPad worth £400, a Samsung Galaxy Note which was black in a brown leather folder and worth £250, a Lumio phone worth £150, a Samsung phone worth £50, a black Samsonite briefcase worth £100, a black leather clutch bag worth £70, a black shoulder bag worth £60, bank cards, £60 and €30 cash and a Canon camera worth £400.

Two men arrested when a warrant was executed in the Horsefair on Thursday, December 5, are currently on police bail in connection with the Shrubbery Street offence. Stolen property was recovered, along with a quantity of drugs.

Det sgt Duncan Lloyd or West Mercia Police said: "Householders are making a burglar's job very easy for them if they leave a door unlocked. Offenders don't need to risk disturbing either the occupants or their neighbours by forcing doors or smashing glass if they can simply stroll in and help themselves.

"Also, it may well invalidate insurance, which means the householder is left out of pocket.

"We cannot stress too highly enough the need to check doors are locked last thing at night and whenever the house if left unattended. It only takes a few seconds but can save a lot of money and a lot of heartache."

Anyone with information should call Kidderminster Police Station's anti-burglary team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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