Ware Town Council

Serving the Local Community

Tips to prevent burglary!

On 15/07/19 at approximately 12:10hrs an offender entered the property via an open window, resident was upstairs and heard a noise, met the offender on the landing and the offender turned around and fled leaving in an unknown direction.

Please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime number 41/64187/19  if you or your neighbours have any information relating to this crime. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please be vigilant and do not report any suspicious activity or behaviour in the area!

  • CHECK ALL DOWNSTAIRS WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE LOCKED AND SECURE BEFORE YOU LEAE OR GO TO BED. IF YOU ARE GOING OUT, LOCK UPSTAIRS WINDOWS TOO (IF YOU REMOVE KEYS, ENSURE YOU HAVE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN)

  • DON’T LEAVE CAR KEYS, MOBILE PHONES, WALLETS OR OTHER VALUABLES ON WINDOW SILLS, IN HALLWAYS OR IN ANY OTHER VISIBLE PLACE.

  • DOUBLE LOCK UPVC DOORS BY LIFTING THE HANDLE AND LOCKING IT TO ENGAGE THE SECURITY FEATURES.

  • USE TIMER SWITCHES ON LAMPS TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION SOMEONE IS AT HOME.

  • SECURE YOUR REAR GARDEN: LOCK REAR GATES, SECURELY LOCK SHEDS AND GARAGES.

  • KEEP TOOLS AND LADDERS LOCKED AWAY, AS THEY COULD BE USED TO BREAK INTO YOUR HOME.

For more detailed advice, including a printable Home Security Self-Assessment, please visit this web address: www.herts.police.uk/ProtectYourHome (opens in a new window)(opens new window)