Apple MacBook and precious jewellery stolen during Royston burglaries

PUBLISHED: 12:02 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:02 30 November 2015

The burglaries occurred in the same street.

The burglaries occurred in the same street.

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Thieves targeted two houses in the same Royston street on Saturday, causing £500 worth of damage to one property and seizing precious gold jewellery and technology from another.

Burglary prevention advice

· Make sure you double-lock any PVCu doors by lifting the handle and locking it (to engage the security features) before you go to bed or leave your home (if you remove the key make sure you have a fire escape plan).

· Check all doors are locked and all windows, including those upstairs, are secure before you go out.

· Consider installing alarms and ‘dusk to dawn’ security lighting.

· Secure your rear garden - lock your shed, shut and lock any gates and keep fences maintained. Don’t leave ladders and tools outside - they could be used by a burglar.

· Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression somebody is at home.

· At home, keep all loose valuables out of sight of any would-be thieves.

· Don’t leave any boxes which advertise to thieves what’s available in your home outside by the dustbin. Where possible, keep your wheelie bin a good distance behind the gate or fence to prevent them being used to get into the garden.

· Post code marking your valuables with a UV pen and registering them on a free property database like www.immobilise.com can work as a deterrent to thieves and can increase the chances of your property being recovered if it is stolen.

The burglaries occurred in Garden Walk and in the first incident, offenders forced their way in to a back door, and took an Apple MacBook and gold jewellery – including a ring and heart-shaped pendant – between about 5pm and 8.30pm.

In the second burglary, offenders smashed through a back door causing about £500 worth of damage. It is not believed that anything was stolen during the break-in which occurred between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

Anyone with information in relation to either burglary is asked to contact police on 101.


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