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Officers are reminding members of the public to keep doors and windows secure after a spate of burglaries.
There have been 40 reported residential burglaries in the Stockton area since 1st June, with the majority of the access gained through insecure doors and windows.
The hotspot areas include Thornaby, Stockton town centre and Billingham south, primarily between the hours of 9pm and 4am.
Property including keys, cash, mobile phones, tools, bikes, electronic devices and clothing have been reported stolen.
Sheds and garages have also been targeted.
Officers would remind people to ensure that doors and windows are kept secure, even when someone is at home.
Further crime prevention advice can be found on the Cleveland Police website here: https://www.cleveland.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/protect-home-crime/door-security-advice/
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