Lock it or lose it

BURGLARS climbed through an open window to steal computer kit from a Morpeth home.

The thieves entered the property in Second Avenue sometime between 11am and 11pm on Monday, making off with a laptop computer and BT broadband hub.

Police are reminding residents to take care not to make their homes easy targets.

Morpeth Acting Inspector Dave Simpson said: “We need members of the public to help us put a stop to burglaries in the area.

“If you leave the house then ensure all windows and doors are locked and secure. Don’t leave any opportunities for thieves to get inside your home and steal your property.”

Anyone with information about the burglary should contact police on 03456 043043, ext 69191.