Appeal following spate of burglaries in Denbighshire Coastal area

Police are appealing for information following a spate of burglaries in the Denbighshire Coastal area.

The 11 burglaries happened over the past weekend in Prestatyn, Rhyl, Rhuddlan, Kinmel Bay and Abergele, where jewellery and personal items were stolen from each property.

Sgt Mark Jones said: "Over recent days we've seen a rise in the number of burglaries, where the properties were all unoccupied as the residents had either gone out or were on holiday.”   

“Officers are conducting high visibility patrols in each area in a bid to reassure the public. We ask people to be vigilant and look out for anyone acting suspiciously around their local areas, in particular those where the elderly are living. We are determined to catch those responsible, but we are reliant on public support and appeal to anyone with information to contact us immediately."

He added: “We are urging people to ensure they lock their doors and close their windows as opportunist thieves will take advantage of an insecure property, which can have a devastating effect.”

If anyone has any information relating to the burglaries or witnessed any suspicious behaviour or activity please contact the Denbighshire Coastal Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101. Alternatively contact us via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Home security advice can be found on web via https://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/safer-homes/safer-homes-intro