Police Scotland are highlighting to residents in the Scottish Borders the need to be extra vigilant following reports of slip-in thefts to residential properties over the weekend.
Two residential properties in Melrose and Innerleithen were subject to slip-in thefts whilst residents where still at home.
Inspector Tony Hodges said - "With the warmer weather now upon us, residents should be vigilant when out in gardens or within their homes and not leave external doors open or unlocked.
As can be seen from this weekend’s incidents, it is fairly simple to slip into an insecure property and make off undetected with stolen items without the residents being aware.
Keeping your house, vehicles, garage and outbuildings secure at all times prevents this type of opportunist theft".
For more information on keeping your home and personal property secure please visit the Police Scotland Website
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Nick Walker (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)
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