Location Melbury Lane
Burglary offence took place 04/12/23 between 18:00-18:30
Back door panel kicked through. Offender disturbed made off from Scene
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Checklist for securing your home when you leave it
It’s vital to leave your home secure whenever you leave it. Getting into an ‘exit routine’ can help ensure that you don’t forget obvious, important things, like not leaving your valuables near windows, or no lights on if it will be dark before you get home. Here’s what you should do just before you go out.
Become a creature of habit
Try to get into the habit of following your own course of action when you lock up your home. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything.
Here’s what we recommend you do before you go out:close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutesdouble-lock any doormake sure that any valuables are out of sightkeep 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 openingnever leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallwaysin the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights onif you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at nightset your burglar alarmmake sure the side gate is lockedlock your shed or garagelock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor
Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you’re away:if you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friendsleave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupiedget a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Schemeconsider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your driveremember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries
Register your valuable using an accredited property database Secured by Design website Take photographs and keep documents like receipts related to your property so you can prove ownership