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Hextable burglaries see Mini Cooper, watches and jewellery stolen

PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 19 September 2017

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Police are urging residents to keep their homes secure

A spate of burglaries stretching back to early August has sparked a police appeal for residents to secure their homes.

Between August 8 and September 12, Hextable has suffered a number of break-ins, with a Mini Cooper, designer watches and jewellery all stolen.

So far, homes in Claremont Road, New Road and Top Dartford Road have all been targeted.

The Mini Cooper was later found by police in Kemsing.

Sgt Pete Ballard said: “We are continuing to investigate a number of recent offences in the Hextable area and are also reminding residents of the steps to take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

“It only takes seconds for a burglar to strike but by making it more difficult for them to get in they are far less likely to hang around and risk getting caught. Check all your doors and windows are closed and that you have working security lights and never leave car keys or valuables on display. It is also a good idea to make a home appear occupied if you are out and using timers for interior lights or to turn on a radio is a good way of doing this.”

Homeowners are also advised to register valuables for free on www.immobilise.com. Logging details helps police return items to owners if they are officers find them.

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