Burglary Advice from TVP

Burglary Advice

There has been a recent spate of Burglaries across the area and we wanted to take this opportunity to offer residents some security advice.

  • Ensure all windows and doors are secure and keys are taken out of the locks.
  • Mark all valuable items with your post code using a UV pen or permanent marker. This makes it easier for us to return items to you should we recover them. It also makes them less desirable to thieves.
  • Take photographs of valuable items such as jewellery. This will help us to identify them if they are taken.
  • Consider installing a safe and have this secured to the floor or wall.
  • Make a note of any serial numbers on electrical items or power tools.
  • If you have a house alarm, ensure it is set when you leave your home.
  • Consider installing CCTV around your property. This may act as a deterrent and could also help us to identify the offenders.
  • Install PIR lights outside your home. This will alert you and/or your neighbours if someone was on your property during the hours of darkness.

Please report anything suspicious to the Police by calling 999. Even if you feel it is a small piece of information, this may be the missing piece that we are looking for. If it is not an incident in progress, you can report any information by calling 101 or via our online reporting system on the Thames Valley Police website.

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