Series of burglaries and thefts in East Northamptonshire villages

Inspector Paul Valentine
Inspector Paul Valentine

A series of burglaries in villages in East Northamptonshire have prompted a warning from police.

People living in Bulwick and King’s Cliffe are being reminded to follow good crime prevention advice following a series of incidents overnight on Sunday into Monday (December 21 and 22).

An unlocked black Audi was broken into in Millies Lane, Bulwick, and an iPod stolen, and a burglary also took place in the street on the same night. In that incident, an office was broken into and a small amount of cash stolen.

On the same evening a garage in Walkers Field, King’s Cliffe, was broken into and tobacco stolen.

Several racing bikes and a laptop computer were stolen from a property in Bridge Street, King’s Cliffe, overnight on Sunday into Monday.

Police are investigating all of the incidents and are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in either of the villages in recent days to contact them.

Inspector Paul Valentine, said: “We had a series of incidents in the Bulwick and King’s Cliffe areas overnight on Sunday and we would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary in either village since the weekend.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a white Corsa or blue Ford Focus in the area over the weekend.

“We are investigating these incidents and have stepped-up patrols in the area as a result.

“We had a series of similar incidents in the area at the end of last year and we would like to remind people to remain vigilant and remember to follow crime prevention advice.

“Make sure you keep the doors and windows of your home, outbuildings and vehicles closed and locked, and use timers on your lights if you are going to be away from home.

“Also, don’t leave items on display in either your vehicles or home – a laptop on the side or a present on the back seat of a car can be too tempting to resist for an opportunist thief.”

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Anyone with information about any of these incidents or who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area, are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.