Police warning as sunshine brings out the thieves

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HOMES in the Kelso area have been targeted by thieves in recent weeks due to the warm weather, writes Jason Holland.

The opportunists are preying on homeowners who leave their property unlocked to take advantage of the sun.

A raider made off with two televisions from a farmhouse on June 17.

The homeowner had left the house for only a matter of minutes to drive down to a local shop – but during this time the thief managed to make off with the goods in a white van.

The householder returned to see the van drive off, but later police checks on the registration plates revealed they were fake.

The victim said: “It was very scary, I did not expect it at all.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson told The Southern that enquiries were ongoing into the incident.

The spokesperson added: “We would like to remind people to stay vigilant and to ensure their windows and doors are kept secure, particularly on days when the good weather means they are more likely to leave them unlocked.

“Members of the public with any information on opportunistic thefts should call Police Scotland on 101.”