Councillor calls for security tightening
Sherburn councillor Mike Jordan has urged all residents in the area to be on guard after a spate of break-ins last week.
A bookmakers on Low Street was targeted earlier this month when a man threatened staff with a stick before making off on foot with an amount of cash.
That incident was followed by a weekend that was filled with burglaries and break-ins as thieves made off with thousands of pounds worth of goods.
Cllr Jordan says that security must be tightened up by locals if they are to stave off the threat of becoming a victim of the crime.
He said: “I got details of these incidents at the recent Community Engagement Forum, which the Police attended.
“They were putting out the message that these types of incidents are rare in this area but nevertheless that it needs to be nipped in the bud.
“Some houses I go to I have seen examples of people leaving windows open and doors unlocked.
“At one particular property I visited recently a lady had left her car unlocked and was unaware until late at night.
“There’s also examples of people that I have actually seen leaving their house keys inside the door because they’ve been in that much of a rush to get out to work or whatever. It sometimes beggars belief.
“My message to all residents is to stay on guard and no matter what the rush, just make sure you’ve locked up and closed windows.
“It makes it a million times harder for the thieves to break in if you simply just lock your door.
“Burglars rely on people rushing and forgetting to do stuff like this, so it makes it hugely important to protect your property.”
Councillor Jordan was speaking after unveiling a roadworks improvement programme, that has seen footpaths in the Eversley estate revamped.
He added: “We had a pot of money to use for improvements and I thought that Eversley was best suited as it hasn’t seen its roads updated since the 70s.
“It was better if we concentrated on one area because then more can be done as they are working in just one location.
“Every household that was affected was sent a leaflet and their co-operation was appreciated.
“There were no major disruptions whatsoever.”
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