Burglaries up 20% in Derry over past twelve months

There's been a sharp rise in burglaries in the Derry area.

Over the past twelve months break-ins have increased by nearly 20 per cent.

The police say in half of those robberies, the burglar got into the house through an unlocked door or window.

PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows urged householders to follow basic crime prevention advice to secure their homes.....