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Burglary advice - COPLE

Alert message sent 07/06/2018 10:15:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police


Good morning, 

I would like to make you aware that we have had several incidents of Burglary from both resident dwellings and outbuildings, overnight within the Cople area.

I would like to remind you to take basic security measures when securing your property / vehicles and be mindful of any persons or activities, in which you may find to be out of the ordinary.

Should you feel you have witnessed anything suspicious within your community, then please do contact us as Bedfordshire Police on 101 or alternatively via our online reporting tool https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report no matter how insignificant you may feel the information to be, I would still urge you to speak with us as this could well be the missing piece.

Please do take a few moments to read the below Crime Prevention information, which i hope you may find useful.

Most burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves and can

be prevented by you thinking about the security of your home

and belongings:

  •  Fit good quality deadlocks to all exterior doors, including garages

and sheds.

  •  Fit frame locks, especially on ground floor windows and patio doors.

 Donʼt leave any tools or toys outside the house that could be used to break a window or lever a door.

  •  Think about where you store your wheelie bins – can they be used as climbing aids?
  •  Mark or etch your property with your postcode, house/flat number or the first three letters

of your house name.

  •  Register your valuables for free at www.immobilise.com
  •  Store your house keys and car keys out of sight in your home –

never leave them near a door, a letterbox or window.

  •  Consider installing a visible burglar alarm and remember to set it when you go out or to bed at night.
  •  Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home by installing lockable gates, two metre minimum fencing or walls. Trellis topping also makes climbing difficult.
  •  Use automatic timer-switches to turn on lights and perhaps a radio to make it look like someoneʼs home, even if you are just going out for a couple of hours.
  •  Make sure you know the identity of the person you are letting into your home – never open the door if

you are in doubt or feel anxious about the caller.

  •  Consider joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

Kind Regards
PCSO 8951 HOGGARD

 
Message sent by
Laura Hoggard (Police, PCSO, North)

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