Police in East Didsbury are urging residents to keep a look out for suspicious people following a spate of burglaries.
Since January there have been 24 burglaries in the East Didsbury area, with more than half of those taking place in the last two months.
Laptops, jewellery and car keys are the most common items being stolen.
Officers have increased patrols in the area and although there haven’t been any burglaries in the last fortnight, police are urging residents to report any suspicious people or vehicles that they see.
PCSO James Halling said: “We need the public’s help to catch these criminals and stop them from committing anymore misery. I’d urge residents to report anything suspicious that they might see, whether it be somebody prowling a back alley, looking into a house or any vehicles that you don’t recognise driving erratically around the area.
“Any information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, could help us to take criminals off the streets and put a stop to this despicable crime.
”I’d also like to remind residents to shut and lock their windows and doors, set their alarms and keep valuables out of view. If you are going on holiday then use light timers to switch lights on to give the impression that the house is occupied.”
To report anything suspicious please call the police on 0161 872 50 50 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.