RESIDENTS have been warned to be on their guard after rise in burglaries in the Bangor area.
The latest break-in occurred in Toronnen, Bangor which is next to Caernarfon Road, between 1am and 9am on Tuesday, November 27.
Detectives believe offenders forced their way into the property and stole a number of items, including a Nintendo games console, Toshiba laptop, Sony Playstation 3 and other personal effects.
Inspector Simon Barrasford of North Wales Police said: “IIt’s important to remember to lock and secure your homes if you are going out and if you have an alarm activate it.
“At night ensure doors and windows are locked as well as shut and don’t leave items, particularly newly bought Christmas presents out on display that may encourage an opportunist thief.”
Officers will visit the areas to conduct enquiries and distribute crime prevention leaflets, offer appropriate advice and reassure residents by increasing high visibility patrols.
Inspector Barrrasford added: “This time of year is traditionally very busy and sometimes hectic, when we are all trying to cram in some last minute Christmas shopping or ‘pop out’ to visits friends and family, and it is at these times thieves will take advantage.
“Let’s work together and ensure we all have a safe and happy festive season.”
Anyone with information about the Toronnen burglary, or any other in the area, should contact North Wales Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Quote reference RC 12195963.