Police Update 6th August, 2010
Please advise your scheme members of the following information.
Summer sneaks still getting in
Wakefield District Police are making another plea to
residents to stop summer sneak-ins.
Police today urged householders to be vigilant and to keep their homes secure.
Detective Inspector Paul Harrison said: "Whilst burglaries are not as prevalent across Wakefield district as they are in other areas of the county, despite our repeated warnings, we are still seeing a number of sneak-ins. These offences could so easily be prevented by householders taking a few precautions to ensure they are not targeted by opportunist thieves."
People need to remember that easy points of access, like front doors, need to be kept locked when relaxing outdoors in the warmer weather. At night ground floor doors and windows should be locked.
A handbag, wallet, mobile phone or keys left next to an unlocked front door or open window can present an incredibly easy target for opportunist burglars who can take them in just a few seconds. The message couldn't be simpler. Lock your door or lose your valuables.
There are a number of things people can do to prevent a sneak-in theft:
· Lock all doors and windows when working in the garden or
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