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Burglary prevention advice

Alert message sent 15/04/2019 16:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police


Your community officers will be in the area conducting high visibility patrols after receiving a number of reports of burglaries in your area.
 
We would also like to remind you of some useful crime prevention advice.

The majority of burglaries are opportunistic, and a property that presents itself as insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured.

Follow our tips about how to prevent burglary.  Don't give the burglar a chance.
 
  • Keep valuables out of sight - keys, wallets, mobile phones and laptops left in view can entice opportunist thieves. Try to keep them hidden in a safe place or store them out of view of windows and away from the doors.
  • Make your house look lived-in - burglars won’t be tempted by a full house. If you’re out during the night, keep your lights on a timer and consider keeping your radio playing so it seems like someone is home.
  • Lock up when you leave - make sure all doors and windows on your house, vehicle, 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.
For more crime prevention advice please visit our website.
 
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Gosia Grabczak (Beds Police, Administrator, Bedfordshire)

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