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Dwelling Burglary in West Wellow

Alert message sent 20/08/2019 09:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


There has been a dwelling Burglary over the weekend in West Wellow whilst a resident was away from their home. Jewellery was stolen. If you believe you have information that can assist the police in their enquiries then please call 101 and quote reference 44190294347.

Dwelling Burglaries remain rare per head of population in the Test valley area, for Romsey North where Wellow is located, the Burglary rate last year was 0.65% based on Burglaries per head of population. Want to know your crime statistics? Romsey North Crime Stats

There are some things you can consider to reduce your chances of falling victim to this type of crime...

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.
Police Advice:
  • 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.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with www.immobilise.com
  • 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.
  • Consider marking your property with a unique UV DNA identifier - https://www.selectadna.co.uk/
  • Want more ideas on how to design a crime resistant home?
  • Try: Secured by design
Message sent by
Tristan Pugh (Police, PC, Test Valley District)

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