As police forces advise individuals to be more vigilant this winter, families and households are considering different ways in which to secure their valuables and important items at home.
Greater Manchester Police are calling on communities to be more vigilant, take greater care in the evenings and keep valuables safe and secure.
The public are being asked to lock their windows and doors, look out for their neighbours and report suspicious activity in an attempt to drive down burglary rates as the nights get darker.
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New figures from The Co-operative Insurance show that household thefts soar by 38 per cent in winter. James Hillon, director of products at The Co-operative, said: “When the clocks change this coming weekend we are urging people to be more vigilant about home security.”
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A police helicopter hovered above the cemetery as an armed police convoy escorted the jewel thief to the cemetery where he has hidden his share of the £20m haul.
Danny Jones, 58, one of the Hatton Garden robbers, had complained in a letter to Sky News that his offer to reveal the hiding place had been ignored by Scotland Yard.
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The co-ordinated arrests took place in Wrexham, Flintshire and other areas, after gold from Asian families were targeted in a string of burglaries over the past five months.
More than 100 officers from North Wales Police and others from Cheshire and Greater Manchester police forces were involved.
They searched a total of 18 addresses, with the majority in North Wales.
Officers swooped on a travellers' site in Wrexham, as part of a co-ordinated operation with other properties being entered simultaneously.
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Burglars may be using a range of symbols to determine which homes are worth targeting, residents have been warned.
Conwy council has published the symbols which show images of indicators including whether people were elderly, vulnerable, living alone or considered an "easy target".
Its trading standards will be on patrol to catch those marking houses.
Anyone who sees properties being marked is asked to call police on 101.
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