Keep Burglars Away This Christmas

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Message Type Icon Keep Burglars Away This Christmas
Dear resident,

In the run up to Christmas, we’re urging homeowners to take steps to protect their property and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime this festive season.

While many of us are looking forward to a break from work and catching up with friends and family, it’s not a time of rest and recuperation for criminals.

They too will be out doing their Christmas shopping and looking to gain advantage at your expense.

We’ll be working 24/7 throughout the Christmas period continuing to identify crime hotspots, short-term spikes and key offending patterns, as well as investigating offences and carrying out disruptive tactics against known burglars.

You can help too by not making it easy for them. Staying alert to your surroundings and reporting anything suspicious you see to police. By taking a few preventative tips too we can all wish for a happy Christmas;

Popping over the road to give Mrs Smith her Christmas card? Close and lock your doors and windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.
Heading out for a meal and drinks with friends? Leave a light on if it will be dark before you get home and consider security lights. A dark house could be an empty house.
Amazon orders arriving daily? Ensure your delivery driver has a safe place to leave them and that doesn’t mean the doorstep.
Presents are wrapped and under the tree? Keep valuables out of sight, don’t make it easy for a burglar to see and take your family’s gifts.
Going to spend Christmas with a loved one? Cancel deliveries and ask your neighbour to keep an eye on your property. We’ve got lots more tips and advice on our website .

We hope you don’t need us over the festive period but if you do, we’ll be here. If a crime is in progress please call us on 999. For everything else, call 101 or report to us online.

Kind regards
Message Sent By
Kirsty Inman (Police, Corporate Communications, Cambridgeshire)
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