Police warning after five burglaries took place in Hackney last night

Hackney police are warning residents to be more vigilant after five burglaries took place in the borough on Tuesday night.

Police believe the reasons behind the spate of break-ins lies in doors and windows not being locked securely and double locks not being used, burglars hiding behind bushes and being able to break in unnoticed, and old wooden door and window frames which can easily be broken into.

“We hear that one took place in Stamford Road when people were asleep in the house,” said a spokesman from the De Beauvoir Association.

“Police told residents that property visible from outside may have tempted the thieves.”

Meanwhile police in Islington are reporting up to a dozen or more iPhone snatches a day, some in broad daylight often by one or two hooded youths on bikes.