Police recently have charged seven males with burglary, five of them under the age of 17, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton said in a press release yesterday.

Six are on bail and one is in prison, the release said.

Police are calling upon residents and business owners to keep doors and windows locked “as burglaries remain high.”

“A burglar is looking for opportunities when potential victims are relaxed, when their guard is down or when they are less cautious,” Police Superintendent Alwin James said in the release.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is encouraged to call police or phone in anonymous tips to the independent Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-TIPS, Ms. Drayton said.

Targets of burglaries this year have included St. George’s Secondary School, the Beacon, radio station ZBVI and boats and businesses at Manuel Reef in Sea Cows Bay.