Guernsey residents urged to lock up homes

Guernsey Police have urged islanders to lock their homes after a series of walk-in burglaries in the island.

Det Insp Ashley Nicholas said they were investigating at least five thefts, but more may be linked and others may not yet have come to light.

He said "times had changed" and it was time for people to move on from leaving their front doors open all the time.

The thefts included medals, jewellery, cash and ipods, most of which had been left in open view.

Det Insp Ashley Nicholas said he urged islanders to make sure they locked up their homes and checked all windows, patio doors and sheds.

He said in one case tools from an insecure outbuilding were used to break into the main house.

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