CROOKS posing as window cleaners have been targeting homes in Bennetts End, Hemel Hempstead.
Police are warning people to stay vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour following several incidents.
Suspects have visited homes asking about window cleaning and if there is nobody home they force their way into the property or take advantage of an insecurity, such as UPVC doors that have not been double locked.
Det Sgt Kerry Bull said: “On the majority of occasions these people don’t even have any equipment to clean windows.”
Anyone with information about suspicious behaviour in the area should contact Det Sgt Bull by dialling 101, alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
>18-year-old Reece Ballantyne from Widmore Drive, Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with burglary in Oliver Road on July 20.