Series of Gainsborough homes were burgled

Lincolnshire Police are investigating a series of burglaries at unoccupied premises in the south west of Gainsborough.
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Between October 5, and October 9, four unoccupied properties were burgled and items including a boiler, X-Box, TVs and tools were stolen.

Three of the properties burgled were in Waterworks Street and the fourth was in Stanley Street.

Inspector Gary Brockie said: “We believe these burglaries may be linked.

Three of the properties were in Waterworks Street, GainsboroughThree of the properties were in Waterworks Street, Gainsborough
Three of the properties were in Waterworks Street, Gainsborough

" Two of these properties were unoccupied empty houses, one was in Waterworks Street and the other in Stanley Street. The other two properties were targeted while the residents were away.

“We would like to remind landlords to please ensure any empty properties are visited regularly and to also to review their security measures.

" We would also like to remind contractors working at empty properties not to leave any unnecessary items or tools on site overnight.

“Residents should also check they have sufficient security measures in place when they are going away.”

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If you can assist the police with their investigation or have dashcam footage of the targeted streets between the dates these burglaries happened call the non emergency number 101, quoting incident number 272 of October 9, email [email protected] or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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