POLICE are warning students to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries targeting their 'digs.'

North Wales Police in Bangor are advising the town's student community to ensure their accommodation is kept secure and any valuables concealed following a number of recent thefts.

A burglary took place in the early hours of Sunday, April 8, in Craig-y-Don Road. An Xbox, PS4 and cash were stolen, It followed two similar incidents at Edge Hill at the end of March.

A police spokesman said: "Common to to all this is the time of day the incidents took place, i.e. overnight, the type of property stolen, laptops and Xbox, and, frustratingly, that properties were left insecure."

Sergeant Non Edwards,at Caernarfon Police Station said: "Unfortunately this type of crime is not uncommon in student accommodation but they could have been prevented with a little fore-thought. We are encouraging students in particular to ensure they always secure their property and if they see any suspicious people to report it immediately.

"In addition, we’d also advise the value of free App like ‘Find my Iphone’ in helping locate where any stolen property is and we’d encourage participation. I’d just like to reinforce our advice - Remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately."

If you have any information about these burglaries please contact North Wales Police control room direct via web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx. Alternatively phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote ref. 18300045076.

For comprehensive crime prevention advice on how to secure your home visit https://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/safer-homes/safer-homes-intro or more info on ‘Find my Iphone’ visit - https://www.apple.com/uk/icloud/find-my-iphone/