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Locals in a historic market town have hired their own private security company to patrol the streets at night with dogs and marked cars after a spate of burglaries in the area.
Houses in the same neighbourhood in Kimbolton, rural Cambridgeshire, were burgled within just a few weeks - among them was Derek Suckling's home.
The pilot, 51, was working in America when his wife Natasha Armstrong called to tell him that their house had been the latest target by burglars.
'She was in the house on her own when they broke in through the patio door,' Mr Suckling told The Sunday Times.
The thieves took the family's Jeep, clothes, shoes and jewellery worth thousands of pounds in the burglary five years ago.
Houses in the same neighbourhood in Kimbolton (pictured), rural Cambridgeshire, were burgled within just a few weeks - among them was Derek Suckling's home
Within just four weeks of their house being broken into, every house on the couple's street 'had a break-in or attempted break in', according to Mr Suckling.
After the spade of burglaries homeowners took matters into their own hands and hired a private security company to patrol the streets with dogs and marked cars.
More and more residents started paying for the security service -