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Recent shed breaks Elmhurst

Alert message sent 27/03/2020 08:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

We have seen an increase in shed breaks in the Elmhurst Alfred rose park area. As we continue to experience warm weather we would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to keep your property safe and secure at all times.

Most burglars are opportunistic and a property that presents itself as insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured.

As the weather improves it is important that you do not leave valuable items on display in your sheds or your homes make sure that ground floor windows or doors open and unlocked unless you are in that room – it only takes a second for someone to enter your home and take things without you noticing.

Please take a moment to have a look at our top tips for keeping your property secure over the summer;
Always close and lock your windows and doors when leaving your property – even a small open window could entice a burglar​​​
If you’re in your garden make sure the windows and doors at the front of your property are secure
Do not leave valuables on display through windows
Any car or house keys should be out of sight and some distance from a window or door
Ensure that any side entrance is secure, locked and not easy to climb over, even when you’re at home.
If you want to leave windows open while you sleep, fit window restrictors so they cannot be fully opened
Consider installing a visible security light or alarm to deter criminals
If you’re going on holiday make arrangements to make sure your house appears occupied whilst you’re away. Put your lights on a timer or ask a neighbour to come and pick up your mail and draw your curtains. Don’t advertise the fact you're on holiday on social media.
Make sure your sheds are also locked and have some kind on security light to deter criminals.
We would also encourage you to register your high end valuables such as bikes, mobile phones, laptops etc. on the online property database Immobilise. It’s free to do so, only takes a couple of minutes and could help us reunite you with your property should it be stolen.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously please call the police either on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online. 

For further advice on keeping your properties secure please visit our website. 

Message sent by
Lisa Steward (Police, PCSO, Aylesbury)

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