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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY - HOME SECURITY ADVICE FOR RESIDENTS


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY - HOME SECURITY ADVICE FOR RESIDENTS

Following a recent incident of burglary in this area (close to the town centre) whereby a person has entered a residential flat uninvited and then stolen property from the resident.

Northamptonshire Police would like to remind all residents to keep their homes locked and secure at all times.

Whilst it is appreciated that residents will want to keep their homes ventilated, especially during periods of hot weather please be mindful that leaving doors and certain windows open or unlocked could potentially make your home an easy target for criminals.

 

Please see below for Crime Prevention Advice

The most basic home security measure is to simply lock up.

This gets overlooked more often than you think and a surprising number of people leave windows open or forget to lock the door. Don’t make it easy for burglars! 

Take these simple precautions to reduce the risk of becoming   a victim of crime:

Your home

Keep front and back doors locked at all times - even when you're at home.

 If you are out in the evening make sure you leave a light on and draw the curtains. 

If it's dark before you get home, use timer switches to turn on the lights.

Light up your front door with dusk to dawn lighting - make sure it's visible from the street.

Keep keys and valuables out of sight, and reach, from cat flaps, letterboxes and downstairs doors and windows.

If you have a burglar alarm, use it!

 

Find out how to carry out a home security self-assessment by visiting: http://www.northants.police.uk/information/crime-prevention

 

If you witness anything or see any person(s) in the area that look suspicious please contact Northamptonshire Police on:

999 Only in an emergency (if a crime is taking place at this time and life or property is in danger)

or 

101 to report incidents that have already taken place, general enquiries, provide information or get advice. 

You can also report a crime or incident, provide information or get advice by visiting www.northants.police.uk

 

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Kettering Town or the surrounding villages they can be contacted using the following email addresses:  

 NeighbourhoodTeamKetteringTown@northants.pnn.police.uk

Or

NeighbourhoodTeamCorbyRural&KetteringRural@northants.pnn.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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Barrie Dodd
(Northamptonshire Police, PCSO, Kettering )

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