POLICE have warned householders to be on their guard for burglars taking opportunities as the weather warms up.
Sarah Cohen, Hampshire Constabulary’s crime prevention officer, said burglaries rise when windows are left open and doors unlocked.
‘If you are in the back garden, with your front door left unlocked, all you are doing is presenting a fantastic opportunity for a burglar,’ PC Cohen said.
If you or you know someone who is elderly or vulnerable contact the Blue Lamp Trust on 0300 777 0157.
They carry out home security check and fit free security devices and locks.