Police warn residents to remove keys from locks after cat-flap burglaries

POLICE are warning people to remove keys from inside locks after several ‘cat-flap’ burglaries.

In the past week offenders have broken into two homes after unlocking back doors by reaching through cat-flaps.

Electrical items, TVs and jewellery were stolen during a burglary in Henry Warby Avenue, Elm, between 9 and 10am on Friday January 14.

Offenders also tried to break into homes in Popes Lane, Warboys, and in Canberra Drive, St Ives, by gaining access through cat-flaps.

Detective Inspector Mike Branston said: “ I would urge people to remove keys from doors, especially if there is a cat-flap or a letter box close to the lock.

Having a key on show can tempt burglars to attempt to break-in.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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