Over 2,000 burglaries took place in Greater Manchester in August 2015 alone, so now is the time to take action and make sure that you aren’t a victim too as we approach the winter months.
New figures from The Co-operative Insurance show that household thefts soar by 38 per cent in winter. James Hillon, director of products at The Co-operative, said: “When the clocks change this coming weekend we are urging people to be more vigilant about home security.”
Breaking into a home or property for the purpose of burglary has also been shown as the second most perpetrated crime in...
A police helicopter hovered above the cemetery as an armed police convoy escorted the jewel thief to the cemetery where he has hidden his share of the £20m haul.
Danny Jones, 58, one of the Hatton Garden robbers, had complained in a letter to Sky News that his offer to reveal the hiding place had been ignored by Scotland Yard.
At midday on Thursday 15th October 2015, an armed convoy, with a police helicopter flying above it, took him from Belmarsh prison to Edmonton Cemetery in north London where the thief showed them where to dig.
Danny Jones was then taken straight...
The co-ordinated arrests took place in Wrexham, Flintshire and other areas, after gold from Asian families were targeted in a string of burglaries over the past five months.
More than 100 officers from North Wales Police and others from Cheshire and Greater Manchester police forces were involved.
They searched a total of 18 addresses, with the majority in North Wales.
Officers swooped on a travellers' site in Wrexham, as part of a co-ordinated operation with other properties being entered simultaneously.
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Burglars may be using a range of symbols to determine which homes are worth targeting, residents have been warned.
Conwy council has published the symbols which show images of indicators including whether people were elderly, vulnerable, living alone or considered an "easy target".
Its trading standards will be on patrol to catch those marking houses.
Anyone who sees properties being marked is asked to call police on 101.
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A pensioner has been left so terrified by house raid in which he scrambled out of his upstairs bedroom window to get help; in fear, after waking to find two burglars ransacking his bedroom.
The 71-year-old yelled for help from the first floor ledge when the intruders struck in Platt Bridge, Wigan.
The victim was sleeping in his Southfield home at around 2.45pm on Friday afternoon, September 4, when he was startled by two masked men ransacking his bedroom.
They searched his room and stole his 20-year-old gold Rolex watch before leaving. It’s believed they drove off in a dark coloured Vauxhall Vectra;...