POLICE in North Devon are warning people in Barnstaple to be extra-vigilant following a spate of copy-cat burglaries during the last week. Four homes in Sticklepath and Roundswell have been targeted during the night, the latest during the early hours of M

POLICE in North Devon are warning people in Barnstaple to be extra-vigilant following a spate of copy-cat burglaries during the last week.Four homes in Sticklepath and Roundswell have been targeted during the night, the latest during the early hours of Monday morning. "In each incident, access was gained through a garage and the side door of the house," said PCSO Tony Charles."The burglaries happened during the night when people were in their beds and several valuable personal items were taken, some with sentimental value."We would urge people to be certain that their property is secure when going to bed - especially garage doors.""If anyone has seen anyone acting suspiciously looking at properties, please call Barnstaple police on 08452 777444.