Surrey

Burglars in Oxted take advantage of hot weather

Burglaries at two houses in a Surrey town on consecutive nights have led police to urge residents not to leave windows and doors open in hot weather.

The thieves targeted properties in Oxted overnight on Friday and Saturday, gaining entry through rear patio doors.

Items including mobile phones, laptops, jackets and credit cards were stolen in St Mary's Close and Hoskins Road.

Det Con Berenice Moore described them as "very bold burglaries committed by offenders clearly chancing their luck".

She said they had taken "advantage of summer insecurities" while the victims were asleep.

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