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Burglary Crime Prevention advice following a suspicious incident

Alert message sent 07/09/2017 13:42:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is issuing the following crime prevention advice following reports of a suspicious male seen on Great Holm around 3.30pm on Tuesday 5 September.

Most burglars are opportunist and target homes and businesses that offer the least risk of being caught.

Keep your home safe and secure:
  • Keep front and back doors locked, even when you're at home
  • Install a burglar alarm with a visible box
  • Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows
  • Store high value items in a hidden safe
  • Mark your belongings and register them for free with Immobilise
  • Don't leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats or plant pots
  • Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away
  • Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property
  • Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches loudly when stepped on
  • Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and improve surveillance
  • Use a timer switch to make your house occupied, even when it's isn't
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
Burglars often gain access to their vicitm's homes through unsecure doors and windows.  Making sure your doors are strong and secure, and that all windows are fitted with a lock is a simple way to prevent thieves gaining access to your home.  You should ensure any lock fitted is certified by the British Standard Institute.

For more information on how to protect your home and belongings visit Thames Valley Police website:
www.thamesvalley,police.uk/advice/protecting-your-home-andbelongings/
 
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Amanda Beare (Police,PCSO,Bletchley)

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