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Break to industrial unit and theft of Machinery

Alert message sent 08/03/2019 19:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Resident(s),

Hampshire Constabulary have been made aware of a burglary that occurred overnight between 1800 hours yesterday, Thursday 7th March 2019 and 0710 hours this morning, Friday 8th March 2019. On this occasion, an industrial estate along Mount Pleasant Lane, Lymington was targetted and around £60,000 of machinery was stolen from an outbuilding.

We are interested in any information that might assist with our investigation for the above incident. Did you see or hear anything out of the ordinary? If the answer is yes, please call 101 and quote our reference number - 44190081389.

We are all too aware that in recent months, a number of properties in the area both residential and commercial have been targetted. With that in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following advice which will help to reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of crime -
Please ensure that your property is kept locked and secure at all times. If you are away from your property for a long period it is a good idea to get a neighbour to keep an eye on your property until you return. Please put valuables in a safe place, this includes car keys, money and jewellery. Don't leave valuables on show near doors or windows.

Please consider the below checklist of things you can do to improve your security:-

• If you wish to install an alarm make sure the company is approved by the NSI or SSAIB.
• All external doors should be fitted with quality locks confirming to British Standard BS3621.
• All windows should be fitted with key-operated locks. You are able to buy DIY fit locks for almost every type of window. If you are considering replacing any of your windows, check they conform to BS9750 Windows of Enhanced Security.
• French windows and patio doors should be fitted with a multi-point locking system with three or more hook bolts.
• If you are looking to replace any external door consider replacing with one that meets the standard PAS 24 2016.
• Make sure your garage is locked. The addition of a padlock or locking bar will improve the security. There are many different security products available to assist in securing a garage. A link door between the garage and the house should be treated as any other external door.
• Side access or entry points into the rear garden should be gated and locked. Rear garden fences / walls should be 1.8m in height and topped with trellis to prevent somebody from climbing over.
• Sheds should have locks fitted to doors and windows and any expensive tools or ladders locked to a secure anchor point.• Use timer switches to switch lights on when you are not in to make the home look occupied.
• If you are not already a member, consider joining or starting a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

With regards,

Lymington Neighbourhood Policing Team

Please follow the below link for further crime prevention advice regarding keeping your homes secure: can check your belongings to see if you can identify any unique etched code or serial number. Please sign up to immobilise at a national property register, this is free to sign up.

Please ensure you are vigilant at all times, calling police to report any suspicious activity, not just around your own property but anything suspicious in your residential area and community. In an emergency use 999 or 101 for a non-emergency.
Message sent by
Sean Woodward (Police, PCSO, New Forest District)

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