Warning on Burglary

  • 26 Oct 2010 10:03 PM
    Message # 451746
    Anonymous

    There has been an increase of this type of burglary. The perpetrator puts a bent pole through the letter box and opens the door from the inside. This is an easy and quiet access to premises and works when doors have not been deadlocked from inside.

    Vehicles are being stolen from these venues as car keys are clearly visible.

    When in your property at night double lock the door so a key is required to open the door and it cannot be opened just by using the handle inside.

    Keep a key in a place all members of the family are aware of to open the doors in case of an emergency but out of sight of a burglar.

  • 08 Nov 2010 12:17 PM
    Reply # 458853 on 451746
    Anonymous
    re-posted information from COMMUNITYSAFE.GOV.UK

    Letter Box Burglary

    In Lambeth there has been an increase in letter box burglary.

    The perpetrator puts their hand/tools through the letter box and opens the door using the handle from the inside. This provides easy quiet access to the premises.

    To combat this ensure that you double lock your door. This means a  key will be required to open the door, instead of it  just opening by using the handle inside.

    Keep keys in a place all members of the family are aware of to open the doors in case of an emergency, but out of sight of a burglar.

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