POLICE in Wrexham are urging householders to be on their guard against thieves this summer after a spate of attacks in the area.

Officers have warned people leaving doors and windows open during warmer weather to be on their guard.

The call follows recent burglaries across Wrexham where thieves have got in through open or unlocked doors, windows and gates.

Wrexham Town Insp Alex Goss said: “The hot and sticky weather can make people careless when it comes to home security, but a few simple precautions can keep uninvited guests out and prevent unnecessary distress and bother for householders and their families.

“We will be working with Wrexham Community Safety Partnership on a number of initiatives over the coming months to crack down on burglary and raise security awareness with Wrexham residents.”

As part of the campaign Wrexham Community Safety Partnership is helping to fund a Smartwater scheme.

It will mean that in selected homes property, such as flat-screen TVs, will be security marked with invisible Smartwater.

Anyone who steals the TV will be left with traces of the tell-tale substance on their hands which can be picked up by police using special ultra-violet detectors.