POLICE in Chesterfield are urging people to lock their windows and doors when they go out to prevent sneak in burglaries.
The reminder comes after a house on Chatsworth Road was burgled when the resident went out for the evening and left the property insecure.
Thieves got in through an open window sometime overnight between 7pm on Thursday, August 18 and 7.30am on Friday, August 19 and stole cash and a TV.
Sergeant Mark Pearson, who is in charge of neighbourhood policing in south Chesterfield, reminded residents to be security conscious.
He said: “A break-in can cause misery and inconvenience to householders. By taking simple precautions like locking doors and windows you can avoid this and make a real difference to protecting your property.
“Summer may be drawing to a close but we still need residents to be vigilant to help us drive down this type of crime.”
If you have information about the burglary call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.