People are being reminded to be vigilant around the Christmas period
Opportunist offenders will look at homes with poor security as easy targets, so make sure you ensure that doors are locked and keys are not left on the inside the lock, for example in the backdoor, so lock your doors and windows when you leave your home or in a particular part of the house, if you have a UPVC door make sure you have double locked it.
Also make sure you leave a light on even when you’re out in the evenings. Visit a local retailer to pick up a 24 hour segment timer for less than £5. The timer can be used with a lamp, radio or TV to give the impression that someone’s home. Remember to use an energy efficient light bulb
Please put your Christmas presents in a safe place and not where they can be seen from outside of the property.
Register your valuables on www.immobilise.com it’s free and takes just a few minutes and if your valuables are stolen, will allow you to tell the police, your insurer, and the second-hand trade to assist in recovering your property and catch the thief
Neighbourhood officers have been conducting additional patrols since the clocks went back in October as part of Operation Darknight and these will continue over Christmas and into January.
If you see anything or anyone acting suspicious please call Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.
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