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Burglary alert

Alert message sent 01/09/2017 17:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

We are sending this crime prevention advice following a report of burglary that occured overnight whre the offenders have stolen the keys to a vehicle at the address.

  •  Keep front and back doors locked, even when youre at home
  • Install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box
  • Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows
  • Store high value items in a hidden safe
  • Mark your belongings and register them for free with Immobilise
  • Dont leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormat or plant pots
  •  Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away
  • Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property
  • Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches loudly when stepped on
  • Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and improve surveillance
  • Use a timer switch to make your house look occupied, even when it isnt

Burglars often gain access to their victims homes through unsecured doors and windows. Making sure your doors are strong and secure, and that all windows are fitted with a lock is a simple way to prevent thieves gaining easy access to your home. You should ensure any lock fitted is certified by the British Standard Institute.

Message sent by
Rebecca Preedy (Police, PCSO, Cherwell and West)

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