October 24, 2016
Crime prevention advice
The Met Police Website www.Met.police.uk - under the ADVICE Heading, also has further information on crime prevention. Please ensure that you lock all doors and windows and report any suspicious behaviour as soon as possible. Call 101, or in an emergency, 999.
- Make a habit of checking that ground floor windows and doors are closed and locked when you leave the house or go to bed. Upstairs windows should be locked when the house is unoccupied. UVPC doors must be locked by lifting the handle and using the key to ensure all the security features are in place. Just lifting the handle does not secure the multi-lock features.
- Car and house keys should be kept out of sight in a safe place. Don’t leave them on display on window sills, in porches, hallways or kitchens.
- Why not be a good neighbour - if they are out, help deter burglars and give their home the lived-in look by putting away their emptied rubbish bins. You can also help by keeping a look out for unusual callers in your neighbourhood, and call the police if you see anyone acting suspiciously. Keep a pen and some paper handy. The car number you jot down may be just what the police need to catch a burglar.