Warning to be extra vigilant after spate of burglaries

Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings sector inspector Mike Burnett
Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings sector inspector Mike Burnett
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With the continued rise in burglaries and thefts in the Deepings and Bourne, police are warning residents to be extra vigilant.

The Sector Inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, Mike Burnett, is asking all members of the public to keep an eye out for suspicious activity in an around the area and to contact police if they see anything suspicious.

Insp Burnett said: “We are having a lot of reports coming in from Bourne and the Deepings regarding daytime burglaries. These burglaries are happening when people are out when thieves can have a good look at everyone’s properties and check doors to see if people are in.

“We need the help of the public to catch the people doing this. This involves getting detailed descriptions of people acting suspiciously and any vehicle registration numbers.”

The most recent burglary took place on Friday last week at a property in Deeping St James. Thieves entered the property on Eastgate through the back patio door between 6.45am and 4.30pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 282.

Two more burglaries took place in Market Deeping, one at a property in Hall Farm on January 23 and another at a property in Lindsey Avenue on January 25. In both cases the thieves entered the properties through a back door.

There was also a burglary in Bourne which took place at a property in Beech Avenue on Monday last week, with thieves entering the property through the back door.

One of the recent home owners that was burgled is warning people to stay aware. They said: “I want to remind everyone to check the security on their premises. Ensure side gates are bolted and keep keys out of the inside of door locks.

“Remove anything from outside of your premises that might aid a break in and don’t keep cash in your house or jewellery in obvious places. Most importantly don’t think it can never happen to you.”

If you have any information regarding any of these crimes please contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch Association will be holding a meeting on Monday from 7.30pm at Bourne Fire Station to discuss the recent break-ins.