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Shed and Garage Breaks

Alert message sent 14/04/2021 23:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear residents,

You may be aware that there have recently been incidents of break-ins to garages and sheds.

We would like to remind you that there are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim, such as:

• Fit an alarm to your garage or shed – most DIY stores stock battery- operated alarms suitable for this purpose.

• Always mark the property you keep in your garage or shed with your postcode – this will help identification if they are stolen and then recovered. Keep a list of property with photographs. Register your property on www.immobilise.com.

• Make sure your garage or shed is fitted with a good strong lock, padlock, door hinges or other security device such as a Garage Defender.

• Make sure items inside the garage or shed are secure – large items can be padlocked together or you could sink a post into the floor of the garage and padlock items to the post.

• Always remember to lock your garage or shed after use.

• Do not store large quantities of valuables in your garage and shed.

• Keep property and fencing in good repair and ensure that foliage and trees are kept trimmed.

• Check with your insurance company that you are covered for items stored in your garage or shed.

When you find yourself in need of contacting the police, do you know the best way to get in touch?

999 should only be used in emergency situations; when a life is in danger or a crime is happening right now.

To speak to the police about anything else, you should call 101 or contact us online at www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

PCSO 17170 Laura WREN

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Laura Wren (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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