Police in Oldham are appealing to identify 4 men they wish to speak to following a spike of burglaries in Chadderton
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Officers in Oldham have seen a spike in burglary offences in the Chadderton, Hollinwood and the Garden Suburbs areas where the police believe a group of young teenagers are committing burglaries in the early hours of the morning.
Officers are looking to identify the four men in the image as they may be able to assist with enquiries.
The incidents were reported to have been from Tuesday 13 December to Tuesday 20 December.
Detective Sergeant Matt Ashead of GMP’s Oldham CID said: “We are asking the public to be switched on regarding their personal security. Most of our breaks are from insecure doors, windows and garage doors.
“We are seeing burglars looking for insecurities where they can grab car keys from within the property and make off without confrontation.
“We are asking the public not to confront burglars and instead report to police using 101 or using gmp.police.uk always call 999 in an emergency.
“It is unacceptable for anybody to feel unsafe in their own home, which is why tackling burglary remains one of GMP’s top priorities.”
“If anyone has any information or CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage, specifically around the times of 3am and 6am, or can identify the men in the image please contact officers on 0161 856 4521 or report via LiveChat facility on gmp.police.uk.”
To help us to help you, please follow our top tips in order to keep yourself safe protect your home from burglaries
Burglars love the dark. Deter them by setting an alarm, using light timers and locking doors and windows. Keep an eye on your neighbourhood and report anything suspicious.
Make sure the only thing you’re letting through your open window is fresh air. Close them when you leave the room to deter thieves.
You can add extra security to doors using additional security measures such as patio door locks which can be fitted over door handles or bolted down behind a sliding door.
Homes left in darkness can signify no one is at home. A few simple steps can deter thieves. Use a TV simulator, leave a radio tuned into a talk station on, and use light timers to turn lamps on as it goes dark.