Crime Prevention

Alert message sent 05/06/2017 16:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Burglars have been operating in the Northwich Area. We are working hard to catch those responsible.
Here is some information and advice to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim

  1. 1in 3 Burglaries occur due to open or unlocked windows and doors. Keep doors and windows locked even if you are at home.
  2. Make thieves feel exposed on approaching your property, by having low fences or hedges on the accessible boundaries.
  3. Use senor lighting in the garden to deter trespassers.
  4. Don’t leave tools and ladders round your gardens as it makes them accessible for burglars to use.
  5. Ensure your shed is secured with a good quality lock.
  6. Ensure your burglar alarm is working correctly. If burglars do get into your home a working alarm will cause them to flee quickly.
  7. Make your home look occupied when you are out or away by having a light on a timer or leave the lights on.
  8. Keep your valuables out of sight of windows and letterboxes, particularly phones, tablets and car keys.
  9. Make your items traceable. Mark your property with your house number and postcode with a UV pen or consider a specialist traceable liquid product which carries a forensic ‘code’.
Message sent by
Phil Hambleton (Police, PCSO, Northwich LPU North South PCSO)

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