GHD hair straighteners stolen in Burton Latimer break-in

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Two GHD hair straighteners were stolen by thieves at a premises between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

The back door of premises in Bake House Lane, Burton Latimer, were forced open, a large amount of damage done and cash and the hair straighteners were stolen.

Police say the break-in happened between 5pm on Christmas Eve and 9pm on Boxing Day.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, police are urging people to mark valuable Christmas presents to help make them less attractive to burglars.

After the festive season, many homes are full of new things, whether it’s a new a new laptop, the latest mobile phone or a special piece of jewellery.

Laura Jones, Community Safety Manager for Northamptonshire Police is encouraging people to make sure valuable items can be identified in some way to make them more difficult for thieves to sell on.

She said: “Marking property can act as a deterrent to would-be thieves or people who deal in stolen goods, as it makes it easier to identify the property as stolen if they are found in possession of it.

“There are a number of security devices and marker systems on the market that can personalise property, such as forensic marking type products that have a special code unique to the owner, allowing property to be easily identified.

“However, simply taking a few minutes to write your name and postcode on valuable property with an ultra violet pen can help police return the goods you if you are unfortunate enough to be burgled. It’s a good idea to photograph valuable property and log any serial numbers too.

“It’s also worth taking a few minutes to register your property on the free national property register www.immobilise.com. This will help police return your items if they are stolen and later recovered.

“And if your next recycling collection is a few days away, be careful about leaving gift packaging and boxes outside or sticking out of your bin. Thieves will notice boxes for branded products like laptops, TVs or accessories, which could indicate an expensive piece of kit somewhere in the house.

“The safest thing to do is to break down any cardboard boxes or fold them inside out so that you cannot see the branding. You can then store them out of sight inside your home until collection day or take them to your local recycling site.”

For more crime prevention information and advice, visit www.northants.police/crimeprevention.