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Burglary Residential

Alert message sent 23/05/2020 09:03:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Citizen

There has been a burglary on Oakland Road, Moseley on Friday 22nd May between 14.00hrs may and 16.00hrs. Offenders have approached ground floor flat whilst resident was in garden and reached in an open window and stolen items and made off.

Did you see or hear anything? if you have any information please contact police on web chat www.west-midlands.police.uk or alternatively contact 101 quote crime number 20BE/11807G/20

Please be extra vigilant with home security below are a few tips you may wish to follow.
 Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

•Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)

•Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a
device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)

•Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on
its own will not prevent entry to your home)

•Install good outside lighting

•Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property

•Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied

•Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition

•Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage

•Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home

•Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property

•Ensure rear fencing is in good repair

•Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges

•Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise

•Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme

•Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows

•Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault

 We will never completely eradicate crime, Crime will always be there, the police and other agencies are working hard to drive crime down but ultimately, everyone needs to take personal responsibility.
 
Knowledge is power. If we arm ourselves with crime prevention and help ourselves a little it will make us feel empowered and safeguard ourselves and our valuables but also goes some way to stop us becoming a victim of crime.
 
Regards
Dawn Moreton
Moseley and Kings Heath Police
 
 
 
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Dawn Moreton (Police, PCSO, Moseley, Kingsheath)

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