Lincolnshire Police are keen to warn the public about ‘sneak in burglars’ during the hot summer weather.
The force said sneak in burglars are also out and about enjoying the summer sun, accessing properties where owners have ‘kindly left windows and doors open for their convenience’.
A spokesperson said: “Remember if you are in the BACK garden, please remember that it takes only seconds for someone to enter the front of your property and remove valuables.
“Whilst we don’t suggest you close all windows, at least put them on a catch to restrict easy access.
“Don’t give them easy pickings!”
Police also want to warn people against leaving dogs in cars, even if leaving windows open.
“Even if the sun is not directly on the vehicle, a dog can DIE within minutes,” said the force.
“Lincolnshire Police will remove dogs from cars at the owners cost if they are reported to us.
“The RSPCA is currently being inundated with calls from members of the public, across their regions, and they are advising callers to contact their local police direct, so we will know immediately about any offences taking place.”