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Renovation of houses in local area

Alert message sent 05/09/2017 12:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Luckley Road, Wokingham 31/8-1/9 – last Thursday into Friday someone has gone into a building which was have work done and stolen tools left inside. Ref 43170259732


Wilderness Road, Earley 3 September – last Sunday someone broke the side gate to get round the back of the house.  The house was being renovated and a man was seen leaving the house with a wheelbarrow and it was found that tools had been stolen. Ref 43170261465


Vacant homes – over the last few weeks we have seen several homes which are undergoing renovations being broken into and tools left inside stolen. 

  •  Conduct frequent checks of the property at different times of the day to note any signs of trespassing or interference
  • Install a burglar alarm and set it
  • Secure all doors and windows with deadbolt locks
  • Install timers on internal lights and motion detectors on external lights to make the house appear occupied and offer natural surveillance of the propert 
  • Ensure that the building doesn't look neglected. Cut the grass and hedges regularly
  • Remove rubbish from inside the building and around the perimeter
  • Put measures in place to protect empty buildings against arson, theft and vandalism
  • Avoid the build up of post and unsolicited mail
  • Keep any tools left inside in a secure place out of sight from windows and doors
  • Report any suspicious activity to the police


Thank you | Message ends | Christine                           
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Christine Seal (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Wokingham LPA)

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