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Burglary rise in Gedling area prompts crime prevention advice from police

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Police are appealing to residents and homeowners in the Gedling area to be extra vigilant following more burglaries in the area over recent weeks.

Officers say there has been a rise in reports over the past 30 days and have offered advice to residents to ensure there houses and vehicles are more secure.

A spokesman for Gedling South Beat Team said: “In light of these incidents we would like to offer crime prevention advice to residents.”

The police crime prevention advice is as follows:

  • Ensure you lock your doors and windows, even when you are in
  • Fit good quality locks to your exterior doors
  • If you have an intruder alarm, make sure you set it when you go out and when you go to bed.
  • Leave a light on when it’s dark, make use of timer switches and consider leaving a radio on or investing in a fake TV device
  • Register your property for free on the national property database www.immobilise.com
    Immobilise helps police to reunite stolen items with their rightful owners in the event of them being recovered.
  • Protectively mark your valuable property with your name and postcode preferably using a visible property marking kit such as Cremark or SelectaMARK and don’t leave valuables like laptops on view.

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