Burglars walk through Open Doors

first_imgOne in five burglaries in Oxford occur as a result of owners leaving their doors and windows open, according to newly-released figures. Thames Valley Police are urging all local residents to avoid making themselves prey to burglars by locking up. According to a police spokesperson, “Over the summer months even more of us are tempted to leave windows open all day when we are out.” This term alone, thefts have been reported at Merton, New, Brasenose and Jesus colleges. The robbers have mainly targeted laptops. University College is so concerned at the threat posed by intruders that it now offers free alarms for all women living in a ground floor room. One victim of crime, second year historian Sanam Mirza, warned other students to buy a tether to secure their laptop. “Back up all your bloody work,” she added.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more