DETECTIVES are investigating a spate of burglaries in the shadow of a south Belfast cop shop.
Police have revealed that daylight break-ins have rocketed in the space of a week along leafy Lisburn Road.
Ten homes in Hillside Drive and Richmond Park were broken into between August 27 and September 3.
Thieves have gained entry by forcing open rear doors or windows of the houses.
They have made off with unsecured cash and jewellery.
Police have advised householders to be extra vigilant.
A spokesman said: “We would advise that if you are planning to go away have a trusted friend or neighbour check your house and lift mail etc.
“Also make sure your house looks lived in, have a neighbour park a second car in your driveway if your taking yours.”
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact Lisburn Road police on 0845 600 8000.