A SPATE of burglaries in Albury has prompted police to warn householders to lock their doors.
Thieves carried out break-ins on three houses in three streets across North Albury and Lavington.
Insp David Cottee said clearly there were some people actively targeting homes at night and breaking into them.
A handbag was taken from one house and a wallet and set of keys from another, though nothing was taken in the third burglary.
The incidents happened a few hours after the householders went to bed on Wednesday night.
“The homes were broken into during the early hours of the morning while people were still inside,” Insp Cottee said.
“In two of those cases the occupants disturbed the burglars.
“We’re just putting out a general warning to people to be aware of that and to make sure their doors are locked when they’re home.”
Insp Cottee said the warning was for people in the Lavington and Glenroy areas in particular.
Insp Cottee said locking up at night was a sensible precaution and helped prevent a possibly serious confrontation should someone disturb a person breaking into their house.
Anyone with information can contact Albury police on (02) 6023 9299.