The following information has been received from Newport Safer Neighbourhood Team:
We have been made aware of an incident in Newport where a delivery driver tried to open the door of an address that he was delivering a parcel to. Luckily on this occasion the door was secure.
Whilst the delivery driver may have just done this to be able to leave the parcel, it is still suspicious and acts as a timely reminder for us all to make sure that our homes are secure.
Some criminals are opportunists and will often try door handles in order to check the security of homes. It takes only a matter of minutes to slip into an insecure house and take anything they may find close at hand. I think it is fair to say that none of us would want to be confronted by a burglar in our homes.
Our advice would be to make sure that your doors and windows are secure at all times, to reduce the opportunity available to criminals.