Lock doors and windows, say police

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Police are calling on the community to help to prevent crime by locking doors and windows when they are not in the house.

The crime prevention message comes after local two homes were burgled last week.

Inspector Bryan Hume stated: “Detectives are investigating a number of burglaries last week, specifically on the Rathlin Road, Ballycastle and the West Gate area of Ballymoney.

“The expertise of forensics and detectives is being used to detect the offenders involved so that we can make arrests.

“However, I would ask that everyone plays their role in prevention this type of crime. If people don’t make the basic checks and lock up before heading to bed or heading out, things are made easier for criminals to gain access and steal valuables.

“I would encourage everyone to have a bedtime routine and check that all doors and windows are locked and secured. Crime prevention advice is available to anyone who might be concerned about home security. Please call the non-emergency number 101 and ask for your local Crime Prevention Officer.”