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Advice following recent reports of burglaries

Alert message sent 09/01/2018 14:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police is issuing advice following recent reports of burglaries in your area.

Top tips to help reduce the risk of burglary
  • Make your house look occupied - burglars won’t be as tempted if they think someone is home. If you’re heading out,  keep your lights on a timer and consider keeping your radio or television turned-on so it looks like someone is home.
  • Lock up when you leave - make sure all and windows on your house, vehicle and garages or sheds are securely locked at all times. Not only can valuable tools be appealing to burglars, they can also be used to force entry to a home.
  • Don’t give crooks an easy entry - never leave keys under a doormat or in a flowerpot – it’s the first place a would-be offender would look.
  • Look out for neighbours - ask a friend to keep an eye on your house if you're going away for holiday, and do the same for neighbours. Stay alert to suspicious activity on your street.
  • Property mark your new gifts - by property marking any valuable gifts you receive, you are more likely to get them returned to you in the unfortunate event that they are stolen.
Watch the video on our YouTube page. You can see more advice from the force by following #WinterWise on Twitter.

Updated: 10/01/2018 by Gosia Grabczak (Beds Police, Administrator, Bedfordshire)
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