Burglary warning in Luton

Spate of burglaries last week

Householders in Luton are being urged to make sure that their homes are secure after a spate of burglaries in the town on Thursday 12th February.

There were six reported incidents in total, and two of the victims were elderly people who were the subject of bogus callers who claimed they were police officers.

They managed to gain entry to the houses, stealing money in both cases.

Det Insp Steve Ashdown said: "I know it seems we are constantly telling the residents of Luton to ensure their UPVC front doors are double locked and to be careful when it comes to home security.

"While I'm sure a lot of people are making the effort to lock up and leave a light on, some people it appears are not. I can't stress enough what a difference doing this one thing can make to improving home security.

"The elderly are always the most vulnerable and while we are doing everything possible to catch the people responsible for these heartless crimes, I urge residents and neighbours of the elderly alike to make sure their homes are secure. If someone claims they are a police officer, phone Beds police on 01582 401212 and we will confirm if we have sent anyone to your address."

For free crime prevention advice contact your nearest police station, Safer Neighbourhood Team or log onto www.bedfordshire.police.uk. If you have any information on burglary please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.