We know burglary is something our communities worry about. In response we have launched our Beating Burglary Together Campaign in which we committed to tell the people of Lincolnshire about the work we are doing to tackle burglary and provide information on where offences are occurring and what residents can do to reduce the risk.
Following that launch, we wanted to provide an update on what we have done during the first week of the campaign.
Wednesday marked the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the official start of summer, so we took the opportunity to issue a reminder about open windows and doors and leaving valuables on show. We know in the coming months we will be dealing with sneak-in and reach-in burglaries.
A further arrest was made after four warrants were conducted in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police. A man was arrested on suspicion of nine burglaries in Lincolnshire (two of homes and seven “burglary other” which includes thefts from sheds and outbuildings).
Guy Cobb, 52, of Fairfield Street, Lincoln, was charged on Wednesday with burglary of a home on Monks Road which occurred in May.
Here, you can find a wealth of information on protecting your home. This includes information on window and door security, a checklist for leaving your home secure, property marking and other home security tips.
If you see a crime in progress call 999.
For reporting suspicious activity or information about someone you believe may be involved in committing burglary or selling stolen goods, call 101.
Alternatively, you can anonymously call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.