POLICE are investigating an early morning burglary attempt after a suspect "forced" their way into a Flintshire home.

North Wales Police said on Tuesday morning it has received a report of an attempted burglary near the Highmere Drive area of Connah's Quay. 

A spokesperson said: "The suspect has knocked on the victims' door during the early hours of the morning asking if anyone had seen his dog. The suspect has then forced entry to the victims' house before demanding items. 

"Luckily nothing was taken on this occasion. However, North Wales Police are encouraging locals to be vigilant and consider the following crime prevention advice."


Police have issued the following advice: 

  • Consider having a "Door viewer" installed to your front door. 

  • Consider investing in an interactive style door bell which records people who attend the property.

  • Consider purchasing CCTV for the property which covers all entry and exit points. 

  • If you are not expecting anyone to visit during unsociable hours, always talk to the unknown person through the door and do not let them into your property. 

  • Physically check that all doors and windows are closed and locked when leaving the property unoccupied or going to bed.