POLICE have issued advice to residents to help protect their homes against burglars.
Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team officers are advising people to lock doors and windows, hide valuables out of view and fit a burglar alarm.
A spokesperson said: “A vast portion of burglaries are preventable.”
“Many are ‘sneak in’ type burglaries committed by criminals who simply let themselves in through an insecure door or window.
“It only takes a minute to become a victim of a burglary.”