Warning to Lichfield residents after spate of burglaries

Householders in  Lichfield are being urged to step up security following a spate of burglaries.

Five homes across the city and at nearby Little Aston have been broken into during last weekend.

Opportunist thieves have broken in through rear windows and doors to steal items such as televisions and games consoles.

Inspector Trevor Steventon, Commander of Lichfield Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said:

“With the darker evenings fast approaching, people need to be aware that opportunist thieves are on the look out for easy pickings.

“I would urge householders to check their door and window locks and consider fitting external security lighting and an alarm system to deter thieves.”

Thieves have raided homes in Gaia Fields Road, Curborough Road and Windmill Lane in Lichfield.

A male was spotted running away from the property in Curborough Road. He was wearing a black hooded top.

Inspector Steventon urged householders to make sure their doors and widows were kept closed and locked to help beat sneak in thieves. He explained:

“Many burglars are opportunists who spot an open widow or door and step inside to see what they can grab.”

He also appealed for information from local people to help police track down the burglars. Anyone with information is asked to call Lichfield police on 0300 123 44 55 or, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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