Burglary rates soar

The number of burglaries reported to police in Carlisle is up 54% compared to 2011

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Home owners beware

Cumbria Police are urging people not to leave windows open as opportunistic thefts are a growing problem. The current heat wave is causing many people to be less security conscious and leave home without locking up their homes properly. They say an open window is an invitation to a thief.

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