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Hot Weather and Summer Burglary Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 07/08/2020 15:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

During hot weather spells, only leave windows open for ventilation when you are in the room and lock them when you leave the house and at night. Do not leave windows open, even on upper floors, if they are next to a porch or flat garage roof which can be used to climb up.

If you are working in your garden, please secure any rear or side access doors.

Please do not post on social media channels that you are away from your property.

Regularly check that your garages and sheds are secure.

If you are a landowner, please ensure all gates and access points onto your land are secure.

Please download our free Security Guide for further burglary prevention advice at

If you have any CCTV, video doorbell or dashcam footage that may relate to burglaries in the area or you have seen anything suspicious please report online or call 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111. It is an independent charity, no personal details will be asked for, calls are not recorded or traced and you would not have to go to court.

Thank you.
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Karen Collins (Police, Admin/Co-ordinator, Wokingham)

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