These types of offences are more likely committed by the opportunist thief. Although the warm weather spell encourages us to open all the windows, leave the doors open and spend time in the garden, we should be mindful of the vulnerability of the front access of our homes.
Just small steps can prevent these intrusive incidents, if you are in the garden make sure the front of the house is secure by closing windows and locking access doors. If you leave your home for any length of time make sure all windows and doors are secure. An insecure window illustrates an open invitation to an opportunist thief to help themselves at your expense.