Friday, July 10, 2009
Police have been entering people’s unlocked homes in a bid to scare residents into locking up.
After a spate of burglaries, officers climbed in through open windows or slipped through unsecured doorways of careless residents.
Shocked homeowners in Hove, East Sussex, said they either came face-to-face with a Police Community Support Officer or came back to find a note warning them how accessible their homes were for thieves.
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Residents said PCSOs had also left messages explaining they had closed the windows and doors for them.
The note warned: ‘If you have found this notice you have been lucky this time’
This article was posted: Friday, July 10, 2009 at 10:51 am