A spate of robberies has highlighted the problem, with a recent incident leading the safety reminder.
A homeowner returned back to their property after a short walk, when they noticed that their bins had been moved and both their back and patio doors were wide open.
The victim was lucky this time, as nothing was reported to be missing.
Police issued a reminder that keys should not be left in sheds or other out buildings, and that all property should be left secure, no matter how long or short you will be away from your property.
For more tips about home security, check out our previous post.
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