Following a number of recent reports of burglary in Beverley, Cottingham and the surrounding areas Police are urging people to take steps to protect their homes.
Detective Inspector Richard Sage said: “Burglary is a priority for us and we are determined to catch and convict the criminals who are responsible for this terrible crime.
“Every day our officers are working hard to prevent further offences occurring. Not one of us underestimates the impact it has on victims when someone breaks into their home.
“If you see something suspicious or someone selling something that you suspect is not theirs please contact us by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“There are also a number of things you can do to help protect your home, garage and shed – and some of them may also help us investigate if you do become a victim.”
– Keep windows closed and doors locked when you are not in the room, including if you are out in the garden.
– Keep valuables out of sight.
– If you are away make it look like your house is occupied by using timers to turn on lights or a radio.
– If you know your neighbours are out or away, keep your eyes peeled for anything unusual.
– Get an alarm fitted on your house, shed and garage.
– Have a CCTV camera fitted. This will not only help to deter burglars but may help us investigate should you ever become a victim.
– Put garden furniture, bicycles and other personal belongings away in a secure garage or shed when you are not using them.
– Register your valuables on www.immobilise.com to help us return your stolen items if we recover them.
– Report any information about crime to us by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.