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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lock out the burglars, urge police

POLICE are asking Ponteland residents to help them lock out the burglars.
There have been 16 burglaries in Ponteland since February and police believe opportunist thieves are targeting unsuspecting home owners who leave doors unlocked, sheds open and bikes insecure.

Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Ponteland Paul Henery said: "Ponteland is a safe place and we want to keep it that way. I'm urging residents to take steps of their own to ensure that thieves know Ponteland isn't somewhere they can come and commit crimes."

Officers are holding a Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting in Ponteland on Tuesday, April 20 and also a policing surgery at Merton Hall on Saturday, April 17.

People can come along and speak to officers at both events about ways to make their home more secure.
Anyone with information into the break-ins or any other crime in the area is asked to contact police on 03456 043043, extension 69191, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.