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Burglaries Church Lane and Danes Lane Awbridge

Alert message sent 04/03/2019 09:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

There have been 2 Dwelling Burglaries in Church Lane and Danes Road, Awbridge on the morning of Friday 1st March 2019. Cash and Jewellery were stolen including some items of sentimental value to the owners. Windows were forced open whilst residents were away from home.
If you saw anything that may assist police in their enquiries then please call 101 and quote 4419073792 (Churches Lane) or 44190073349 (Danes Road).

Both crimes are being investigated with tangible leads at this time, however all information relating to these crimes would be of great assistance to the police.

General advice on dwelling Burglaries:
Forced entry burglaries are usually organised with an element of planning and targeting, with the offenders having an idea of the property they wish to steal.

In tackling a forced entry burglary problem, the focus should be on making the target less appealing, considering the victim, offender and location characteristics.

- Check your insurance documents for any specific security requirements or upgrades.
- Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
- Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
- Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
- Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through letterbox).
- Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden, lock them away in your shed.
- Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
- Consider fitting security lighting and a burglar alarm with CCTV.
- Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with
- Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied.
- Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
- Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
- Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
- Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.

PC 3672 Tristan Pugh - Rural Neighbourhoods Policing Team
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Tristan Pugh (Police, PC, Test Valley District)

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