POLICE in Saddleworth are urging residents to be vigilant and secure their homes after a double strike of burglaries in Diggle on one day.
On Monday, June 15 two burglaries occurred on Ambrose Crescent, when at one property a front door was forced open by offenders and at the other a rear ground floor window.
In a letter to residents, PC Mark Clough and PCSOs Monica Rowley and Kath Crompton urged residents to look out for and report any suspicious activity.
They wrote: “We would ask that as a resident you be vigilant regarding any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in your area.
“If unsure please contact Greater Manchester Police on the new non emergency number 101 (24hr police call centre).
“If you think a crime is in progress do not hesitate to contact the Police by calling 999.
“We would ask you to get as many details as possible i.e. a description of the person/s seen and if a vehicle was used, vehicle type and colour and the registration number.”
The letter also included suggestions to help residents keep their homes secure, including fitting a house alarm and locking all windows when leaving the property.
And it advised residents not to leave outside doors insecure even if you are inside your home and don’t leave house or car keys in or near to doors or where they can be seen from outside.
If you have any information regarding crime in your area or need advice about your home security please contact Saddleworth Police Station by calling 0161 856 4525.
You can also email Oldham Borough Police at: email@example.com