Here is your June neighbourhood update from PCSO Zack Earl
Crime prevention advice - Burglaries
Our area remains a low crime area but we have seen a slight increase in burglaries. We would just like you to think about your home security so have included some advice and arranged a meeting where we can give you further information and give you the chance to ask questions.
Make it difficult for the burglar
Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burglaries. A lot of burglaries are spur of the moment, carried out by opportunist thieves who don’t even need to use force – they get in through an open door, window or other easy point of entry and take their chances. The good news is that is doesn’t take much to improve security and put off burglars. Spending money on security measures can seem daunting but it’s a good investment, it will last a long time and can add value to your home.
Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar
If you think your home security looks poor, chances are so will a burglar!
• Are there place where they could break in without being seen?
• If you have forgotten your keys but can still get in, so can a burglar!
Have a look around your property and think about how you would break in if you lock yourself out, you will maybe surprise yourself how easy it could be.
Burglary crime prevention event
I will holding a burglary crime prevention event on the 23/06/17, between 5pm – 6pm at the Kennington Village Centre. Come down if you would like to receive some further crime prevention advice and literature, and discuss any other local issues.
Motorbikes at Forest Side BMX track
There have been reports of people using Motorbikes at the BMX track at Forest Side in Kennington. If you witness this happening please phone 101. This is dangerous for residents using the field and the track is for pedal bikes only.
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