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Police Advise People in Inverness to be Vigilant on Home Security Over Summer Months

Issued: 12 Aug 2010

Northern Constabulary are advising householders to be careful about the security of their property following recent reports of sneak in thefts in Inverness.

The thieves have been targetting houses which have been left unlocked while the occupier has been out at the shops or working in their garden. Thieves have also been distracting householders with ficitious stories to gain access to the house and when inside have stolen property while the housholder was not looking.

Other items which thieves have been stealing are pedal cycles which have been left lying around without being chained.

Chief Inspector Andrew MacLean, Area Commander advises: "It is disturbing that thieves have been targetting dwelling houses in Inverness in the recent few weeks.

" I advise people when they are out of their house to ensure it is properly locked and secured and thus deterring anyone from being able to sneak in and steal. People should also ensure that their pedal cycles are properly chained to something when they have left it, this will prevent anyone else from cycling off with their bike.

"There are a number of people in our community who do not respect other people's property and I ask that the public be vigilant in their security and report any suspicious activity to us either on 0845 600 5703 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."

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