Most burglaries are committed by opportunist criminals and in many cases the burglary could have been prevented.
Suffolk Police’s ‘Close it-Check it-Lock it’ campaign highlights a few simple precautions you can take to reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of burglary. There have also been a number of shed and garage burglaries. Here is a link to our previous advice about securing these and the property within.
Also check out these ‘YouTube’ for clips about how to secure your house, deter potential burglars and other security measures:
Top ten tips to keep your house secure and deter potential burglars
Further Home security tips
Don’t leave valuables in an unlocked shed, nor ladders or tools that could help a burglar
Lock windows and doors Security
For more crime reduction information contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team or call them or Suffolk Police on 101.
Suffolk Trading Standards, working with Suffolk Police, also have an ongoing campaign entitled “Knock Knock” to tackle bogus callers and distraction burglaries. The victims of these crimes are mainly the elderly and vulnerable. However if you have any immediate concerns or doubts about a caller at the door, then call the Police on 999.