Warning after spate of burglaries in Wellingborough

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Police are urging people to lock their doors and windows at all times following a number of burglaries in the town.

The latest occurred at a house in Alken Close, Wellingborough, overnight on Tuesday.

An offender entered the house through what is believed to have been an insecure downstairs front room window.

A laptop was stolen from the settee and a handbag, including bank cards, was taken from the kitchen table.

Detective Inspector Nick Lyall said: “Unfortunately, far too many people leave windows and doors insecure.

“Burglars are opportunistic and if they come across a door or even a window that’s been left unlocked, it’s an easy target for them.

“Please lock up at all times.”

For more crime prevention advice visit www.northants.police.uk/crimeprevention.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.