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News  »  Burglary Alert: Are You Taking Steps To Secure Your Home?

   Burglary Alert: Are You Taking Steps To Secure Your Home?    31 May, 2018

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information which could assist should contact police referencing incident 272 of 29 May 2018.

With the recent warm weather, officers are urging people to be aware of their own home security.

Basic steps such as keeping doors and windows locked can make a huge difference to preventing such crime.

Officers are also asking people to be aware of unexpected doorstep callers and bogus tradesmen. 

If unknown callers knock on your door and you are not satisfied that they are who they say they are do not let them in. Contact the specific company directly to check they are genuine. If their call is legitimate they will not be offended.

Det Ch Insp Helen Harkins said: “Burglars are active in north Cumbria, they may knock on doors first to see if people are home or look for insecurities like open windows and unlocked doors. 

“If someone answers their door they may make excuses for being there, leave and come back later. “If this happens to you I urge you to get their vehicle registration numbers, direction of travel and description of the people involved then call the police on 101.  If a crime is actually happening then call 999.”

You can check if a local trader is trusted by Trading Standards here: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/tradingstandards/businesses/thebusinessapprovalregister.asp 

More advice on keeping your home secure here: [<a href=]https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Crime-Prevention/Home-Security.aspx " target="_blank">https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Crime-Prevention/Home-Security.aspx 

Email: 101@cumbria.police.uk
Call non-emergency number: 101
Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Always call in an emergency 999

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