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Crime prevention advice issued following burglaries in Locks Heath, Sarisbury Green, and Warsash.

Press release   •   Apr 12, 2019 13:37 BST

We are reminding residents in Locks Heath, Sarisbury Green, and Warsash of our crime prevention advice following six burglaries and one attempted break-in.

The reports have been received between Wednesday 20 March and Thursday 11 April. Homes on Rothschild Drive, Lower Spinney, Chancel Road, Holly Hill Lane, Stubbington Lane, and Course Park Crescent were broken into. In addition an attempt was made to break into a home on Middle Mead.

The majority of the break-ins have happened during the day with items like jewellery, tools, and alcohol were taken.

We are investigating whether any of the reports are linked.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following crime prevention advice:

  • Shut all windows and lock them when you are not using the room, at night and when you leave your property
  • Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out. If you have a UPVC door with a multi-point lock ensure you lift the handle and lock it with the key. Remove the key after the door or window is locked.
  • Put all car keys and other keys out of sight and not in reach of windows and letterboxes. It doesn't take much for the keys to be hooked through the letterbox.
  • Leave a light on so your home looks occupied if you are going out for the evening. If you head out while it is still daylight and won't be back till after dark then timer switches (available from most DIY stores) can be useful for turning your lights, radios and other appliances on at a set time before you get back.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden; lock them away in your shed.
  • Have an intruder alarm system installed by an approved contractor. Ensure a visible alarm box is attached to the outside of your home. Also consider fitting security lighting.
  • Use door chains and spy holes to give you extra security if someone knocks on your door. Never be afraid to turn people away. If you have concerns about anyone who has come to your door call the police.
  • Record the details of your property such as serial numbers for electronic goods on the Immobilise website (https://www.immobilise.com/

If you have seen anything suspicious which could relate to our enquiries please call 101 quoting 44190126017.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111