Warning to close doors

POLICE are urging residents to help crack down on summer sneak thieves by locking up.

During the warmer weather many homeowners are tempted to leave doors and windows open, which is a magnet for opportunist criminals, say police.

The warning comes amid "several" break-ins to homes and cars in Mid and East Lothian.

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A police spokesman said: "Unfortunately this is an open invitation to the burglar, who will not think twice about entering the property to steal."