New year crime prevention

Alert message sent 09/01/2021 16:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


A new year is an ideal time to look at security around your home. Many of the options available for crime prevention are simple and should be completed even if you only head out for a short time:
 
  • close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes
  • double-lock any door
  • make sure that any valuables are out of sight
  • keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening
  • never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways
  • in the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on
  • if you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night
  • set your burglar alarm
  • make sure the side gate is locked
  • lock your shed or garage
  • lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor
 
More information can be found at cheshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
 
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Issy Yates (Cheshire Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU PCSO)

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