Christmas Crime Prevention

For those of us who are about to start our Christmas shopping, it is important to remember that thieves are beginning theirs as well

Please consider the following advice when purchasing and storing your Christmas presents

In The Car

Try to keep all property out of view, especially when parked
Ensure that your vehicle is locked with alarm and immobiliser activated where fitted
Be particularly careful when unloading your car as we all have a tendency to leave the car unlocked with the doors open as we empty it

At Home

If at all possible, do not put your presents under the tree until late on Christmas Eve

After Christmas

Try to remember not to leave the empty boxes outside your homes after Christmas – this may advertise all your new purchases. If possible, put the wrappings and boxes in bin liners or take them to the local refuse tip yourselves

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