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Do Not Let Thieves Steal Your Christmas

Alert message sent 24/12/2021 12:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Pay simple attention to the following tips and don't let thieves steal your Christmas:
  • Property mark presents and valuables with your postcode, house number or name, then register on Immobilise.  Make a note of all model numbers and serial numbers of all electrical items.
  • Keep presents out of view - placing presents in plain view of windows will only draw attention to your house and its contents.
  • Be cautious when using social media such as FaceBook - do you really want to advertise that your home is empty by showing you are somewhere else or having a countdown to your holiday?
  • Invest in a timer to open and close your curtains or turn on your lights, or better yet, ask a family member or neighbour to pop in and do it at random times of the day so a potential thief does not see an exact pattern.
  • Dispose of boxes and rubbish discreetly.  Leaving boxes outside will give away the fact hat you have new and valuable items in the house.
Message sent by
Christine Lyle (Police, Neighbourhood Admin, West Oxfordshire)

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