Residents are being urged to lock up their home and keep burglars out in line with clocks going back on Sunday, October 27.
The advice comes as the nights are about to get darker, giving opportunist thieves better opportunities to sneak into insecure homes.
Traditionally, there is a rise in burglaries in the winter period, especially in the run up to Christmas as people buy and store festive gifts.
Superintendent Damian Darcy said: “Whilst this is something we all do and should continue to do, I would advise people to take precautions and do your best to keep the burglars out by ensuring that all your doors and windows are secure and locked, when you aren’t in the room as these are open invites to thieves.
“I would also urge the public to follow our top tips to beat the burglar in their area, remain vigilant and if they spot anything suspicious, call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency.”