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Garage breaks

Alert message sent 06/06/2019 20:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Crime Prevention message. 

Please be advised that there has been a spate of garage breaks in the Farnborough area over the last week.  Please take the necessary precautions to make sure your garage is secure noting in particular the below crime prevention advice.

In tackling a forced entry burglary problem, the focus should be on making the target less appealing, considering the victim, offender and location characteristics.

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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