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Advice

Alert message sent 11/10/2018 16:54:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Subject:        Don't fall victim to opportunist burglars

 

Most burglars are opportunist thieves. You can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by taking a few simple security measures to make your property less attractive during the autumn and winter months:

 

  • When going out, remember to light up your home using timer switches or a TV simulator.
  • Don’t leave valuables or cash on display and store your house and car keys away from your letterbox.
  • Move bins away from any side gates to prevent easy access into your property.
  • Lock any tools away to prevent them being used to break into your home.
  • Consider fitting a motion activated external light or installing a CCTV system.
  • Finally, mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at www.immobilise.com.

 

For more burglary prevention advice please visit our website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk/burglary

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Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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