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Garden Security

Alert message sent 15/05/2018 09:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Please check your garden, shed and outbuilding security to reduce the chance of your home being burgled – Bicester

 

At this time of year many of us are busy working in our gardens.

 

While doing this it’s easy to forget that a few simple steps could reduce the risk of your home being burgled:-

 

  • Make sure that you lock garden gates – side and rear if you have them and that locks can’t be easily access by reaching over the gate.
  • Use a good quality lock on your sheds, outbuildings and garages and consider fitting anti-tamper screws on the hinges.
  • Consider using a shed alarm – which can be purchased from most garden centres or DIY stores.
  • Lock away small hand tool, spades and forks etc – these could be used to force entry to your home.
  • Lock ladders up, so they can’t be used to access first floor windows.
  • Report anyone acting suspiciously, at the time that you see them. Try to get a description of them and details of any vehicle they might be using, especially the registration number. Call us on 101, or 999 if a crime is actually happening.

 

Taking a few extra precautions can prevent your gardening tools giving opportunist burglars an easy time getting into your home.

 

Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us beat opportunist burglars.

 

Sent by Bicester Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team

Message sent by
Abigail Newall (Police, PC, Cherwe)

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