Burglary

Support and Advice

We understand how upsetting and frightening being burgled can
be. Most burglars pick houses that look empty or insecure.

There are a number of things you can do to help keep your home
safe:

-  Lock your windows and doors when you go out or go to bed.
-  Use your house alarm if you've got one. Light timer switches are a good
   idea too.
-  Make sure you lock your UPVC door properly if you have one -
   remember to lift the handle, turn the key and then remove it.
-  Keep your valuables out of sight, away from your  
   windows and doors:e.g. car keys, laptops, mobile phones, purse/ wallet.
-  Lock your shed and/ or garage if you have one.
-  Fit a letterbox restrictor to your front door.
-  Use a UV pen to mark your valuable items with your postcode and
   house number. This will help us to return these items to you, should
   they ever be stolen and later found.

 

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How to report it?

Call 101 to report a burglary or dial 999 in an emergency, for example, if the burglar is still in your home.

When reporting a burglary to us, the operator will let you know when to expect a visit from an officer.

Investigating a burglary

Investigating a burglary

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