Residents are being reminded to think security after a spot check by police found countless easy opportunities for burglars.
Following an increase in burglaries around Spalding, PCSO Kirsty Taylor kept count of the common mistakes residents while she was out on patrol over the weekend.
Errors which can lead to easy picking for criminals include leaving the garage door open, upstairs windows left open while residents are out and cars left with open windows or boots.
PCSO Taylor said: “The number of examples I witnessed shows many people do this, whether for just a moment or all day.
“I have seen lots of items, some expensive, which means a burglar could too.”