London, Feb 12(ANI): British Police has launched an operation to call on homes posing as burglars in a bid to cut break-ins, and people whose houses are found to be easy targets could be woken in the middle of the night and warned about the danger.
As part of 'Operation Golden', officers will try to open windows and doors to show how vulnerable some homes are.
Inspector Gareth Woods admitted that the early hours wake-up calls may upset some people, but said: "I say to my officers if they see an insecure house to let the owner know, no matter what time of day or night."
"Most reasonable people will say thanks. We'll be very discreet and won't be trying every door. We will target areas where we have intelligence burglaries will happen," The Sun quoted Inspector Woods, as saying.
The operation comes in response to a recent survey, which suggested that nearly 40 per cent of all burglaries were through unlocked doors or open windows.
The operation will begin in Macclesfield and be extended across East Cheshire, where officers will also distribute thousands of cards giving security tips for householders.
Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Peter Crowcroft said that cops aimed to raise awareness of security at home.
"There are burglars who specialise in sneak-ins. They walk around streets, nipping in and out of gardens, trying doors. Most don't care if anyone is in the house. They walk in, grab a bag and are out in seconds," Crowcroft said. (ANI)