A man is in police custody today following a series of eight recent burglaries in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, he remains in police custody whilst their enquiries continue.
Over the last week authorities have received reports of a number of burglaries where vehicles have been stolen from addresses in East Hull, West Hull, Anlaby and Willerby.
In the vast majority of the reports it is alleged that someone has entered the property through an open door or window before taking items including car keys from inside. They have then reportedly used the keys to steal a vehicle from outside the address.
As the weather warms up police often see an increase in doors and windows being left open or unlocked, which can provide easy access to a burglar. Follow the tips below to help protect your home:
– Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked when you’re not in the room. Nearly half of all burglaries are down to a door or window being open
– Make sure nothing of value (including your car key) is left on show to tempt thieves into your property.
– Think about fitting a burglar alarm and security lighting – both to your home and outbuildings. It may be expensive, but they are very effective deterrents and can bring down your insurance costs.
– Report anything suspicious to us so that we can carry out the necessary investigations.