RESIDENTS are being warned that burglars are targeting insecure homes during the warm weather.

Police have been patrolling some of the high crime hotspots across the town, including providing extra visibility around the Mill Lane and New Street areas of Sutton following recent burglaries.

In a statement officers warned residents to be on their guard.

He said: “Please remember, the sun maybe out but so are criminals who will use any opportunity to steal your property.

“Make sure windows and doors are locked when your property in unattended. Bring all valuables back into your property when you are turning in for the night.

“Don't make anything easy for the criminal minority.

“In the meantime, we will continue to patrol your area throughout the day and night.”