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Residential Burglary

Alert message sent 12/09/2020 10:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Police would like to make you aware of a recent burglary in the local area. We would like to remind you to make sure that your property is fully secure and that belongings are locked away and not visible through windows or doors.
Crime Prevention
Most burglaries are committed by opportunists. The Criminal picks a house that looks unoccupied, has little or no obvious security or is in a location where they think they won’t be seen.
Often these are spur-of-the-moment decisions made when they see an easy target such as an open window, Valuables left on view or lapses in security.
By looking at your current level of security you can identify areas for
Improvement and reduce the risk of becoming the victim of another burglary.
Walk around your property – if you were locked out, where would you try to get in? Chances are that would also be where a burglar would try.
A checklist of things you can do to
Improve your security

­If you wish to install an alarm make sure the company is approved by the NSI or SSAIB.
­All external doors should be ­fitted with quality locks conforming to British Standard BS3621.
­All windows should be ­fitted with key-operated locks.
You are able to buy DIY fi­t locks for almost every type of window. If you are considering replacing any or all of your windows check they conform to BS7950 Windows of Enhanced Security.
­French windows and patio doors should be ­fitted with a multi-point locking system with three or more Hook bolts.
­If you are looking to replace any external door Consider replacing with one that meets the standard PAS 24 2016.
Use timer switches to switch lights on when you are not in to make your home look occupied.
There are many types of CCTV systems available including doorbells with CCTV. These can be installed in your property to provide an extra level of security.
­If you have a shed or garage make sure it is locked. The addition of a
Padlock or locking bar will improve the security.
There are many different security products available to assist in securing a garage.
A link door between the Garage and the house should be treated as any other
External door.
­Side access or entry points into the rear garden should be gated and locked.
Rear garden Fences/walls should be 1.8m in height and topped with trellis to prevent someone from climbing over.
­Sheds should have locks fi­tted to the doors and Windows and any expensive tools or ladders locked to a secure anchor point.
­If you’re not already a member, consider joining or starting a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
For more information on home security visit or call 101 and ask to be
Put through to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Unable to assess or rectify your own security? The Bobby Scheme may be able to help.
Operated by the Blue Lamp Trust in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, businesses and the communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The bobby scheme’s trained and vetted ­fitters can carry out a full crime prevention survey ­fitting as appropriate:
• Locks, Spy-Holes, Door Chains as well as smoke alarms.
• The service is available to anyone who is:
• Over 65
• Vulnerable due to circumstance
• Disabled
• Has been a victim of burglary
• A repeat victim of crime
• A victim of domestic abuse

To make further enquiries or to see if someone may meet the referral criteria, please contact our team by writing to or phoning
0300 777 0157.
More information can be found at
Visit to register identifiable Valuables on Immobilise, the world’s largest free register of possession ownership. If your property is lost or stolen, the register can help police return it to you.
If you have witnessed anything that you believe to be suspicious in your area please Call Hampshire Constabulary on:
Non-emergency 101
In an emergency always call 999
Deaf - Non-emergency text 07781 480999

For more information visit:
Kind regards,
Your Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Message sent by
Lee Gardner (Police, PCSO, Andover St MARYS district)

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