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Hampshire Police Alert: Protect your home from burglary


Hampshire Constabulary

Protect Your Home From Burglary

We’ve had reports of cars being stolen during house burglaries and want to remind residents in Southampton to:

  • 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 hallway
    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
  • Why not 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.

Message Sent By
Marisa Charles (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire)