Police are warning homeowners to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries in Morecambe.
Burglaries have been committed in the Harbour and Heysham North areas of Morecambe recently.
Burglars have entered the properties via doors that have been left insecure.
A spokesman for Morecambe Area Police said: “Please be extra vigilant and take every precaution to ensure that your property is as safe as it can be.
“Ensure your windows and doors are locked at all times.
“When you are in the property lock your external doors as burglary offences are often committed whilst residents are in.
“If you are out in the evenings leave a light on in at least one of your rooms.
“If you are going away for a period of time, have someone regularly check the property to ensure that signs such as a build-up of mail do not advertise your absence.
“Ensure all windows are secure when leaving your home or if you are out in the garden and ensure all ground floor windows are closed at night.
“Do not leave items of value on show.
“Close and lock your gates to deter any would be thieves.
“If you have security lighting, CCTV, please ensure it is in good working order.
“Please be vigilant towards not only your own property but that of your neighbours, particularly the elderly and vulnerable members of the community.
“If you see anyone in the area who is acting suspiciously then please ring the police on ‘101’.
“If you believe it is a crime in progress then you should ring ‘999’.”