Lincolnshire Police has urged residents to make sure their windows are properly secured - including those on the first floor - after ‘unusual’ daytime burglaries in the Wolds in the last few days.
The force has also appealed for help in tracing those responsible.
“Over the last two days there have been two daytime burglaries in the Wolds area (Louth and Alford),” said PCSO Becky Manson.
“These are very unusual in our area and are particularly unusual as entry has been gained through small first floor windows which had been left open by the occupants.
“Please be vigilant and do not leave windows open when your property is unoccupied.”
The Alford burglary took place in the Christopher Road area on Thursday (yesterday).
The offenders removed a set of ladders from the garage at the address and used them to access an open first floor window. A quantity of jewellery was stolen from the bedrooms.
The burglary followed an incident in Mount Pleasant in Louth, during the day on Tuesday (incident 341 of 11 June), where offenders gained entry to a house by climbing the soil pipe and entering via an open upstairs window.
“If anyone has seen anything or anyone suspicious in the Mount Pleasant area of Louth or Christopher Road area of Alford over the last few days please can they contact me on 101,” PCSO Manson added.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.