FROM YOUR LOCAL POLICE TEAM
Don’t make your home an easy target for burglars, many burglaries are crimes of opportunity. A burglar only needs to spot an open window, unlocked side gate or dodgy security alarm to make their move.
• Check that all the doors and windows are locked – even if you are only popping out for a minute.
• Make sure that neither house keys or car keys are in sight or easy reach of windows and doors, and that you don’t leave them in an obvious place in the house.
• Don’t hide spare keys outside, or in garages or sheds.
• Don’t leave ladders or tools outside, which someone could use to get into the house.
• Ensure valuables such as laptops can’t be seen from the window.
• Don’t leave cash lying around or any documents with your name, address or other personal details (such as bank statements or bills) that fraudsters could use.
• If you’re going on holiday, arrange for a friend or neighbour to collect the post and put the bins out.
Stay safe and keep vigilant!
Safe Places - Hull, East Riding and Lincolnshire
Humberside Police has launched Safe Places across Hull and East Riding and North Lincolnshire.
Safe Places is designed to help those with Dementia or other limiting problems to identify places and people who can be of assistance and can be trusted. They might be lost and not know where they are or how to get home or someone might have physical problems and need assistance.
To learn more about Safe Places, copy and paste the following link into your browser:
If you have a family member or friend or neighbour who has dementia or other limiting problems, please pass the word that help is at hand if someone goes missing.