I would like to make you aware of a burglary which occurred in Queenborough Road, Halfway between 3pm on Friday 10th March and 11am on Saturday 11th March.
Did you see anything suspicious at this time? Anything out of the ordinary happen?
If you have any information then please reply to this message or firstname.lastname@example.org quoting 46/45619/23.
Local policing teams have been made aware and our Community Policing Teams will provide an increased visibility in the area.
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 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 hallways
- 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
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 friends
- leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied
- get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme
- consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive
- remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries