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Crime Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 18/10/2021 11:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


Hello,

As the darker evenings are drawing in below is some crime prevention advice from the local Beat 59 team that you may find handy:

Protect your home against opportunist burglars by remembering to ‘lock up, lights on’ when the clocks go back and the nights draw in.
•Dark evenings can provide perfect cover for burglars who can easily spot an open window in an unoccupied room, see your valuables through open curtains or blinds, or try their luck with an unlocked door while you’re distracted by fireworks. Try to make your house look as occupied as possible when you are not there.
•Don’t leave your house and vehicle keys in the lock or on a side table in view of a window making it easy for a thief to fish them through your letterbox
•Don’t leave items in open porches that could be used to enter your home, for example, curved-handled umbrellas to open doors or keys through letterboxes
•Always lock your front door from inside - in particular UPVC front doors that have handles, as they are often left unlocked when people are in their house. Burglars know this!
•Check your UPVC or Euro cylinder door lock to see if it is snap resistant.
•Cancel newspapers and milk if you’re going away for a few days and ask a trusted friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your property, pushing post sticking out of the letterbox inside fully

Stay Safe

PCSO 6144 Martin
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Jade Martin (Police, PCSO, Loughborough NL59)

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