AS the dark nights come creeping in, residents are being urged to keep their homes safe from potential thieves.

North Wales Police has issued some important security measures that are strongly advised to #bolster your property'.

It comes after a series of burglaries in the North Wales area.

A spokesman said: "As the lighter nights to come to an end, we are once again reminding residents to consider putting in place these simple tips to keep your house safe from opportunistic burglars."

Here are some all important pointers from North Wales Police to keep in mind:

  • Lock all doors and windows- even when at home.
  • Leave a light on- Signal someone is at home by keeping a light on, or use a timer if you won’t be in. Also consider installing outdoor lighting too.
  • Don’t advertise that you’re away on social media- this tells burglars that your house is empty.
  • Use visible deterrents and security- think visible cameras or even just a sticker to say that cameras are in operation.