Humberside Police have issued a statement urging home owners to do more to protect what they say are easy pickings for thieves operating in the area.
Earlier in the month residents in Beverley were warned by police after Burglars Used Unlocked Back Doors to access people’s houses.
In a statement released, Humberside Police said;
“Home owners should take the right precautions to help prevent becoming a victim of crime and reduce the risk of having their property stolen.”
“You can mark your property to improve your chances of getting it traced and returned to you if it is stolen.”
Their warning is particularly related to garden sheds, outbuildings and garages.
In an attempt to reduce this type of crime, Humberside Police have issued some tips to help protect your property.
Humberside Police Tips On Protecting Your Property
- Avoid leaving house doors and windows open or unlocked when working in the garden.
- Use close shackle padlocks to secure sheds and install shed alarms and security lights.
- Keep hedges and fences well maintained to stop unwanted visitors entering your garden.
- Close your garden gate and lock it from the inside.
- Always put tools and equipment away – items left outside could be stolen or used to help a thief break in.
- Disable lawn mowers and other large machinery when not in use and chain items together to a solid anchor point.
- Record details of your property (make, model, serial number and identifying marks) on the form overleaf and take photographs of items for easy identification.
- Register your valuables on the National Property Database www.immobilise.com.
- Security-mark your property using a UV pen or a forensic marking solution.
- Use lockable hanging baskets or secure the baskets to their brackets.
Humberside Police also say that the public have a role to play adding;
“The public also has a role to play by calling Humberside Police if they have information about people responsible for thefts or handling stolen goods.”
“Any one with information should call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non emergency or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”