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Possible attempted burglary

Alert message sent 29/11/2018 08:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


FYI.  A suspicious incident has been reported by a resident in Beech Road.  3 males were seen walking up the passageway next to the residents address from the back garden having looked in the residents shed which was open.  Nothing was stolen and there was no attempted entry into the house.  The males stated that they were trying to get a football back.  Given that there have been recent burglaries in this area, it is possible that they were scoping the house. 

The males were described as being all European males with a European accent dressed in black trousers, black puffer jackets and wooly hats.

Please be vigilant with security measures and note the below crime prevention advice:
 
  • Check your insurance documents for any specific security requirements or upgrades.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
  • Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through letterbox).
  • Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden, lock them away in your shed.
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
  • Consider fitting security lighting and a burglar alarm.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with www.immobilise.com
  • Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
Message sent by
Neil Prescott (Police, PC, Rushmoor District)

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