A NEW estate in Salisbury has been targeted by thieves, with a series of attempted burglaries reported over the last two days.

Police say the suspects appear to have targeted random roads on the St Peter's Place estate overnight between midnight and 1.30am on Monday morning (February 15).

Officers will be stepping up patrols in the area as well as encouraging those who may have been targeted but haven’t reported it to come forward.

PC Harriet Casey, of the Salisbury Community Policing Team, said: “We understand the concern this will be causing local residents.

“We want to reassure them that we are carrying out house-to-house checks and that we will be increasing our presence in this area overnight to try and disrupt this criminal behaviour.

“If you have noticed any suspicious behaviour or have had a similar incident happen to you that you have not reported yet, please let us know by calling 101 to help us with our enquiries.

“Also, if you have any CCTV or video doorbell footage that may have captured something out of the ordinary, please let us know."

Police have issued the following advice:

• If you are out when it gets dark, leave a light on in the house and perhaps a radio on. Make it look like someone is home.

• Make sure that side gates and access to the rear of your property is secure. Keep wheelie bins away from gates so they can’t be used to climb up on. Bolt and padlock gates so someone can’t reach over the open side gates.

• Keep all windows closed and locked. Even the small windows.

• Don’t leave keys in patio doors, windows or back doors. Take them out and hide them out of view.

• Be a nosey neighbour and be aware of who is parked outside your neighbours' houses if they aren’t in. Write down descriptions of vehicles or persons you think may be suspicious and tell the police.

• If you have house alarms or CCTV cameras, make sure they are working. Please inform local police officers if you have CCTV as your cameras may have captured something you aren’t aware of.

• Keep jewellery locked away. Ideally in a safe but otherwise well out of sight.

Anyone with information about these burglaries, including anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area yesterday and over the weekend, is asked to contact police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54210015123.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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