Incident Summary


Incident Summary

Category : Security

The overwhelming number of burglars are unskilled people who go through open or unlocked windows and doors.  This week 2 of 5 burglaries in the city were via open and/or unlocked windows or doors. Open windows and doors represent an easy target for opportunist thieves. But home security expert says homes could still be vulnerable due to bad locks. Don’t make it easy for them – remember to keep your home secure.

A builder posted the video of him using a simple butter knife to open a door by jamming it into the slender gap by the handle and jamming open the bolt. This shocking footage shows just how easy it could be for burglars to break into your home.

Call the police on 101 if you have been a victim or a witness of such crimes. You can also make a report on Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via