People should be alert after Peterhead housebreakings

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Police have issued a reminder to homeowners to review their home security following a number of housebreaking incidents in the Peterhead area.

Several housebreakings and attempted housebreakings have been reported to the police since November and they are encouraging people to report anything suspicious or unusual to them.

Detective Sergeant Sam Buchan said: “We are urging residents to make sure their properties are secure and do not provide an open invitation to thieves.

“This includes making sure doors and windows are locked and that high value goods or items such as Christmas presents are not left in open view.”

Jewellery and electrical items have been taken and police have also urged people who may have been offered items at cut-down prices to contact police.

DS Buchan said: ““Only open windows of the room you are in and do not leave valuables in clear view, or easy to reach places.

“Home security is vital and that follows for any garages, sheds and outbuildings.

“Given the valuable property that is stored in a typical family dwelling these days, it is paramount that home owners take the security of outbuildings as seriously as their homes.”

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity in their community, or who has any information that could assist Police Scotland should call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.