Unlocked doors entice thieves into Corby homes

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Police have issued a warning after thieves broke into two unlocked homes in Corby during the weekend.

Thieves stole cash and mobile phones from a house in Leighton Road after getting in through an unlocked front door sometime between 5.15pm and 6.15pm on Friday, May 16.

Between 12.30pm and 9pm the following day, an iPad was stolen from a house in Collingwood Avenue after burglars got in through an unlocked kitchen door at the side of the house.

PC Lisa Golland from Corby Police is urging people to lock up, even when they are at home.

She said: “Many burglars are opportunistic and will simply try a door to see if it’s open.

“Even if someone is at home, if a door is left unlocked, it can take just seconds for them to walk in and steal something.

“I would urge people make sure all external doors are locked at all times and, if you open a window for air during the warm weather, remember to close it again when you leave the room.”

Witnesses to these incidents, or anyone with information, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.