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Burglary Alert

Alert message sent 27/03/2020 17:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Resident,
Please be aware that there was a burglary in Forest Road on Thursday 26th March 2020 at approximately 22:25hrs.
A property was entered by four unknown men, while the occupants were at home, and a quantity of jewellery and cash was stolen. At this time we believe the suspects left in a high powered vehicle.
Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area?
Do you have any CCTV or ring door bell footage that may help us with our enquiries?  
If you have any information relating to the burglary – please call 101 quoting reference number – 4420011867 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.
Please remember that East Hampshire is a safe place to live and has a low number of burglaries. However we always encourage home owners to take precautions; please see below for some general advice on how to keep your home safe and secure.
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Regards, Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Crime Prevention Advice:

Keep front and back doors locked, even when you’re at home
Install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box
Fit a door chain and spyhole for extra security
Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows
Store high value items in a hidden safe or a bank vault
Mark your belongings with your postcode and serial numbers using UV pens or forensic marking kits. and register them for free with Immobilise
Record the make, model and serial number for each item – this help us identify stolen property. Take a camera phone picture of the product detail stickers.
Consider external PIR security lighting 
Don’t leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats or plant pots
Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away
Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property
Check fencing regularly to keep it in good repair
Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches loudly when stepped on
Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and improve surveillance
Use a timer switch to make your house look occupied, even when it isn’t
Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme 
Consider CCTV – Some CCTV, via a smart phone app, can alert you to someone on your premises.

Message sent by
John Payne (Police, PCSO, East Ha)

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