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Planning a Spring getaway

Alert message sent 08/04/2022 15:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Are you planning a Spring break?

Please help us to keep crime down and make life harder for criminals by following our crime reduction advice.

Going on holiday?
• Please use a timer switch on lights and radios to make your house appear occupied, even when it isn’t.
• Don’t advertise that you are going on holiday on social media – wait to upload your snaps until you get home!
• Ask someone you trust to keep an eye on your house while you are away.
• Don’t leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats or plant pots.

Staying Home?
• Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out.
• If you have a UPVC door, remember to lift the handle and lock it with the key.
• Keep all valuables and keys, including car keys and keyless car entry fobs, out of sight and out of reach of windows and letterboxes.
• Double check your vehicle is locked too.
• Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
• Move bins away from side walls and fences.
• Keep ladders and tools stored away. Don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.

For more tips on how to protect your home please visit our website www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Thank you.
Message sent by
Karen Collins (Police, Admin/Co-ordinator, Wokingham)

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