Police warn residents after Orpington burglaries

PUBLISHED: 17:01 13 November 2012

A speight of late night and early morning burglaries has led Bromley Police to ensure Orpington residents are on high alert.

There have been three reports of torch lights waking elderly residents and on one occasion an intruder left the address as soon as he was challenged.

Det Chf Insp Andy Furphy, of Bromley Police, said: “These offences are obviously extremely concerning as elderly residents were targeted.

“To have three offences in such close proximity is very unusual and there have been no similar incidents in the area over recent weeks or months.

“A heightened level of awareness is needed right now, to be aware of anything unusual and call us if you see or hear anything suspicious. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Residents are urged to remember to securely lock all windows and doors at night to deter opportunistic thieves.

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