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Garage Burglary

Alert message sent 30/10/2021 09:59:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Good Morning, 

We have had reports of an attempted garage burglary reported to us 29/10/2021.  The suspects have jammed something in the lock in an attempt to break it, however, on this occasion they were unsuccessful.  

In the run up to Christmas, we often clear out our homes and use our garages to store presents for our loved ones.  This makes garages very appealing and an increased target.  There is also the chance for theives to find high value items such as tools, scrap metal and vehicles stored inside a garage.  

Both the police and the local council CSPO's are spending time patrolling garage blocks to deter these breaks, however, please also do what you can to protect yourself.  
 
• Fit an alarm to your garage or shed – most DIY stores stock battery- operated alarms suitable for this purpose.
• Always mark the property you keep in your garage or shed with your postcode – this will help
identification if they are stolen and then recovered. Keep a list of property with photographs.
Register your property on www.immobilise.com.
• Make sure your garage or shed is fitted with a good strong lock, padlock, door hinges or other
security device such as a Garage Defender.
• Make sure items inside the garage or shed are secure – large items can be padlocked together
or you could sink a post into the floor of the garage and padlock items to the post.
• Always remember to lock your garage or shed after use.
• Do not store large quantities of valuables in your garage and shed.
• Keep property and fencing in good repair and ensure that foliage and trees are kept trimmed.
• Check with your insurance company that you are covered for items stored in your garage or shed.

Please report suspicious activity to the police on 101 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111

Kind Regards, 

PCSO Stacey CROXTON 18138
 
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Stacey Croxton (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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