Cumbria police have warned residents in Barrow to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in their area following three recent break-ins within the same community.
Last week, there were two reports of burglary in the Infield Gardens and Croslands Park area of the town.
A handbag was stolen in one incident where the intruder entered through a patio door, a freezer was emptied from an insecure building and there was also another burglary incident in Barrow which happened two weeks ago.
Due to the growing number of burglaries in the area, where residents noticed their garden gates had been opened during the night, detectives believe the break-ins may be linked.
Detective Constable Alison Jesson said:
“We are investigating a string of highly unusual burglaries in the Infield Gardens and Croslands Park area where the offender(s) are targeting properties and are stealing everyday items like food, drink and cleaning products.
“This has understandably shaken local residents so a team of detectives are investigating and police patrols are being increased in the area.
“Extensive house to house enquiries are ongoing and a local Streetsafe is also being organised to ensure that local people receive important crime prevention advice and are kept up to date with the progress of our investigation.”
In order to reduce the chances of your home being broken into it is important to consider house alarms and the installation of home security systems.