POLICE chiefs have issued security advice after the clocks went forward last weekend, making the nights lighter.
South Yorkshire Police said lighter nights mean more people will be out on the streets, meaning homes and property could be more vulnerable.
Detective Chief Inspector Craig Robinson said: “Despite the wintry weather continuing into spring it’s still important to reiterate crime prevention measures at this time of year.
“Longer daylight hours and, hopefully, warmer weather mean people are likely to spend more time out and about. It only takes seconds for someone to sneak through an unlocked door or to reach through an open window.
“The holidays are usually a time for DIY, gardening and family activities, so please remember to lock away your equipment and ensure bikes are secure.”
For crime prevention tips on how to protect property and valuables residents can log on to www.southyorks.police.uk and register their valuables free on www.immobilise.com
Report burglars and thieves to police on 101.