Cat flap burglars commit three crimes in two days in Market Rasen and Middle Rasen

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Three burglaries have taken place in Market and Middle Rasen this week in which it is thought offenders gained access to properties through a cat or dog flap.

Police are reminding residents to secure animal flaps as well as making sure windows and doors are closed and locked to prevent offenders a means of entering properties. In addition, keep keys out of sight instead of in locks or in a visible place.

A break-in occurred sometime between 10.30pm on Wednesday July 16 and 5.30am on Thursday July 17 when offenders entered the property through a ground floor door, it is believed through a dog or cat flap.

Cash and bank cards were stolen, as well as a number of electricals including a 40” Panasonic TV, HP and Toshiba laptops, HP tablet, mobile phones, and a Dyson hoover. A Gucci handbag and purse were also taken. (Incident 30 of 17/07/2014)

A property on Mill Road was broken in to on Thursday July 17, again offenders are thought to have gained entry through a similar means, and electricals stolen. (Incident 388 of 17/07/2014).

A third incident was reported to police in the early hours of this morning (Friday July 18) in which a property in Coronation Road, Market Rasen, was burgled. Again, it is believed offenders used a cat or dog flap to gain entry. Nothing was stolen from the property. (Incident 28 of 18/07/2014).

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101. Anyone who may know where any of the stolen items are is also asked to contact the Force on 101, quoting the above incident numbers.