There has been a rise in reported burglaries in East Cambridgeshire recently, especially car key thefts from homes and instances of deception-based distracted burglaries. 

Whether you’re a victim or not, Cambridgeshire Constabulary say that staying vigilant against deceptive tactics is crucial. 

The force has provided some tips to protect yourselves from burlgary below: 

  • Keep car keys, as well as other valuables, away from windows and doors, ensuring they’re not easily accessible or visible.  
  • Consider using a steering wheel lock or other visible deterrents to prevent car thefts. 
  • Install security cameras or alarms in driveways or garages to deter burglars. 
  • Verify the identity of unexpected callers, asking for identification or contacting the company they claim to represent.  
  • Keep doors locked, utilising door chains or viewers to communicate with visitors safely. 
  • Avoid giving out personal information or allow entry without thorough verification. 

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “Remember, if in doubt, do not hesitate to refuse entry and verify their identity thoroughly before letting anyone into your home or business.  

“If you suspect suspicious activity near you, report it to us online at: