With soaring temperatures, some of us may have been tempted to open windows and doors to cool the house down even leaving them open while you’re out, but Wiltshire Police say this can create perfect opportunities for burglars.
Officers have been out in Trowbridge – a town which has seen a spate of burglaries recently – to warn residents of the dangers.
As you walk around Trowbridge in the 30 degree heat, it’s no surprise that on most streets virtually every house has open windows.
But police want residents to think twice, especially if they’re leaving the house.
PC James Bedding from Wiltshire Police is one of many officers going door to door warning residents about the security risks.
The police say common sense is key, especially when you go out, even though with weather like this it’s tempting to put ventilation over security.
Police want local people to report suspicious activity to their 101 helpline. They know that while we’re out enjoying the sun, burglars are in paradise.