Holiday status on Facebook can alert burglars say police

Police warn against setting holiday Facebook statuses
Police warn against setting holiday Facebook statuses

Police have issued advice to families on holiday after a series of burglaries which are believed to be linked.

Thieves stole cash from a Bicester home between September 8 and 12 after they forced their way through a rear door while the owners were away.

The incident is believed to be linked to a number of burglaries in the Bicester area earlier this year when families were elsewhere.

Police advise people not to advertise they are going away on social media.

Let your neighbours know you are going on holiday and ask them to keep an eye out.

It is also advised to make it look like you are home by using light timers in front rooms and cancelling milk and paper deliveries.

Remove anything from the garden that could be used to smash windows or break locks.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your area, call 101 and report it straight away.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you think someone is trying to break into a home or building, always call 999.