The Earlsdon Neighbourhood Police Force is asking local residents to take at look at their homes from the perspective of a burglar. PCSO Greenway gives some tips on how to protect your property.
We often see a seasonal rise in burglaries at this time of year. Improving your home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled.
Most thieves are opportunistic, with offenders looking for easy targets. Thieves will weigh up the chances of being caught against the potential rewards. The good news is that it doesn’t take much to improve security; spending a little time and money on security measures can seem daunting but it is a good investment, even if you rent.
Try to look at your home through a burglar’s eyes:
- If you think your security looks poor, chances are a burglar will too
- Where could you break in without being seen?
- If you have forgotten your keys and can still get in, so can the burglar
- Can you tell when you are out of your home or away on holiday?
- Can you see your car keys from the outside? Your keys and car will be very tempting for a car thief
Neighbourhood Watch is a great way to feel safe and get to know your neighbours and reduce crime. If you want more information on how to set a scheme up or get involved contact us using the details below.
We have also been told about a number of architectural thefts in the area including the theft of coping stones from some properties around Earlsdon. If you see anything suspicious or you are worried about your property, please contact us.
As always, the Earlsdon Neighbourhood Police Force are available to spend time with our residents and carry out a survey of your premises so we can assist in making the home or shed/garage a harder target to burgle.
We also hold monthly police meetings at the War Memorial Park, Earlsdon Methodist Church and Earlsdon Library. All dates and times are on local boards and the website (below). These are in place so that you can come and speak to us in person about any concerns you may have.
Contact the team:
For an emergency – 999
For non-emergency – 101
Earlsdon Police website
Earlsdon Twitter account
West Midlands Police website
West Midlands Police Facebook site
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111