As Christmas moves closer and presents begin to collect under Christmas trees it becomes more important than ever to ensure that basic security steps are being undertaken.
A large proportion of all burglary offences are where thieves simply walk in through unlocked doors. By taking a few seconds to check doors when you leave your home or when you go to bed, you can significantly reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary. The last thing any family wants is for their hard sought after presents to be stolen by thieves entering through unlocked doors or windows in the run up to Christmas.
Leaving expensive presents on display in vehicles is also a tempting offering for criminals wishing to enjoy a good Christmas. Don’t fund someone else’s Christmas with your hard earned gifts. As with your house always lock vehicles when unattended and place valuables out of sight in the boot.
As winter arrives and the mornings possibly become icy, opportunists have been known to steal vehicles which are left running, unlocked and with the keys in the ignition whilst the owner is trying to de-ice the car. Clearly this is a gift for any would be car thief so don’t leave your vehicle unattended.
And finally……The Christmas party season is now in full swing and alcohol consumption does tend to increase. The simple message is as always to drink responsibly and respect others.
Witness appeal following burglary in Costessey
Officers are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a property on Hill Road, Costessey that took place on Tuesday 8 December sometime between 2.40pm and 8.00pm.
Suspect(s) forced entry to the property and made an untidy search. Cash and a large quantity of jewellery were stolen.
Witnesses or anyone who may have any information should contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting reference 36/20340/15 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Chief Inspector Michael Britton