Keep your home locked and secure

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Police officers in Carnoustie are investigating two sneak in thefts which took place in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A house in Burnside Gardens was the target between 6.50 and 7.05 a.m. The intruder was disturbed by the home owner and made off empty handed.

A man was also disturbed within a property in Balmachie Road about 4 a.m., although nothing appears to have been stolen.

The suspect is described as being about five feet seven inches tall, with mousy brown-coloured hair, wearing dark-coloured clothing and carrying a rucksack.

Officers are reminding householders to always lock all doors and windows before retiring to bed for the night. Tayside Division would even recommend that they are made secure during waking hours and when at home so as to reduce the opportunity for sneak-in thieves.

A spokesperson stated: “It is important that a home looks occupied even if no one is home. Leave a light if you are unlikely to be home before dark. Consider buying timer devices for lights if the house is going to be unoccupied during hours of darkness.

“If you have a house alarm - use it. If not, consider having one fitted.

“Importantly, try to be a good neighbour, particularly towards older or vulnerable neighbours. Ask them if they require any assistance to make their homes safer and keep an eye out for them, as well as anyone coming to their door.”

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity in their community, or who has information that could assist officers with any enquiries, should get in touch with Tayside Division on 101. Information can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 999 immediately.