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Christmas Crime Prevention

Alert message sent 20/11/2018 09:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear residents,

I am writing to inform you that we have a couple of garages and sheds being broken into over the past couple of weeks with bikes and tools being stolen. Please ensure that your garages and sheds are appropriately secured and that any windows are covered so not to advertise the contents. This will greatly minimise the risk.

 Burglary incidents are also on the rise again as we approach Christmas.
A secure home will reduce the chance of a burglary. Make sure windows and doors are locked every time you leave the house.

  • Don’t leave Christmas presents in view of a window.
  • If you are buying or receiving valuable gifts such as bikes, mobiles or electrical items register them for free at in doing so you will assist the police in returning your property should it be lost or stolen.
  • Dispose of present packaging carefully as empty boxes left outside can advertise that you have goods inside.
  • Refrain from keeping large amounts of cash at home.
  • Avoid leaving tools and ladders lying around that could assist someone get into your home.
  • When you go out at night make it appear that someone is home. Draw the curtains, and leave a light on. You could always put a lamp or radio on a timer switch.
  • Never allow people into your home unless you are expecting them or have made arrangements with the company beforehand.
Never buy goods and services at the door or give away personal information.

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas period,

PCSO 16301 Rachel BARRY
Netley and Bursledon Neighbourhood Team
Hedge End Police Station,
St Johns Road,
Hedge End,
Hampshire, SO30 4AF
External: 101
Internal: 732-234
Twitter: @eastleighpolice

  • Kind regards,

Message sent by
Rachel Barry (Police, PCSO, Eastleigh District)

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