Burglary reports October saw 2 reported break in’s across North Ward, one of which unknown males enter ground of a residential home, Grant Hall, Harland Way and break padlock off a brick garage/store room before being disturbed by the occupants and make good there escape. The second incident involves suspect entering victim’s insecure kitchen door, Santon Close, once inside removes victim’s wallet and leaves scene via entry point. There have been 5 reported across the South Ward, one of which was an attempt break in, involving unknown person’s approaching ground floor flat, via open access at side of property to enter rear garden, The Garth, try door handle, then move and check beneath bins as though searching for a key, no entry gained and no damage caused.
“Darker nights provide thieves with an opportunity to work with less chance of being discovered. “There are some simple precautions we can all take to reduce the chance of us falling victim to criminals.”
To keep your home safe after dark:
- Use timer switches on lights to make it look as if your home is occupied.
- Ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave and when you go to bed.
- If possible use security lighting at the front and back of your property.
- Make sure all garden tools and ladders are locked away when not being used.
- Use a good quality lock on any garden sheds and outhouses.
- Make a note of all makes, models and serial numbers of expensive items in your home.
- Create a FREE and secure inventory of all your personal property at www.immobilise.com
- If you notice anything suspicious in your neighbourhood report it on 101.