Message from Humberside Police:
Over the past few weeks we have had a number of burglaries reported to us across the Humberside Police Force area.
Detective Inspector Kerry Bull says, “We are investigating all these offences but we are also asking for residents to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. We want to catch those responsible and prevent further burglaries.
“We know that a percentage of these burglaries have been when the house has been locked up securely but there have also been some where opportunist thieves have found a house in-secure and walked in, stealing money, precious items, car keys and then often the car too.
“The devastation left behind has a significant impact on the home-owner, impacting on their lives and livelihood. We want to remind residents of some crime prevention advice in the hope that we can keep more people’s property safe.”
Protect your home:
Protect your sheds, garages and gardens:
Protect your vehicles:
Detective Inspector Richard Osgerby says, “If anyone sees anything suspicious, people on mopeds or on foot wearing face coverings, anybody looking as though they are checking a property or vehicle out, or anything out of the ordinary please contact us straight away.
“Consider the value of the usual contents of the garage and have a clear out to be able to put your car safely away. Keeping high value cars out of sight will prevent thefts and burglaries.
“We want to hear from anyone who has information about people involved in burglaries and thefts, you can give information by calling us on 101.
“If you don’t want to speak to the police then you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can give information anonymously and you could claim a reward.”
For more advice about home and car security go to our website: https://www.humberside.police.uk/information-advice