POLICE in Bridlington have increased their patrols in the town after five burglaries were reported in the last 48 hours.
Officers from Bridlington, Detectives assigned specifically to this issue and extra high visibility Police Community Support Officers are patrolling the streets of Bridlington in the hope of reducing burglaries in the area.
And the warning comes just days after the home of the town mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth was burgled with the civic chains worth £15,000 along with jewellery belonging to his late wife Jean being stolen.
In one incident in the Meadow Road area a glass panel was smashed to the rear door of a house to gain entry and games consoles stolen.
In another incident in Flamborough a chisel was used to gain entry to a house causing damage to the kitchen door frame. On this occasion the burglar was scared off by the home owner returning home.
A house was also approached in Sewerby and access gained through an insecure window but the home owners’ dog scared the burglar off before they had chance to take anything.
Detective Sergeant Gavin Orsborne from Humberside polices Serious Acquisitive Crime Team (SACT) said: “The above examples highlight the problem we are having in Bridlington at the moment but we want to reassure residents we are working to eradicate this issue.
“We have a team of Detectives working solely on burglaries in Bridlington and they are joined by a team of high visibility PCSO’s and PC’s who will be on foot patrol around various locations in Bridlington.
“I urge you to approach these officers if you have any queries or would like to report anything to us. Chances are if you see something suspicious it probably is.
“By doing this you are helping us to help you. Intelligence we gather from local residents could provide us with key information which could lead to us catching these criminals.
“I would also like to encourage any home owners who may have CCTV fitted to their properties to review their footage. There may be some evidence on your systems which could assist us in our investigations.”
You can also report any suspicious behaviour by calling Humberside police on the non-emergency number 101 or if a burglary is in process call 999 in an emergency.