Crime Prevention - Van and Shed Breaks

Alert message sent 26/11/2020 10:26:00

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Good Morning,

With darker evenings at this time of year we normally see an increase in breaks to sheds and parked vans. Please take a moment to consider your security arrangements, for further information visit 

Where possible park in a well lit area. Secure your vehicle when parked and remove valuables and tools from it when parked over night (This includes items like loose change from center consoles which may attract opportunists)

Ensure your shed or garage is locked and items within are secured. Tools and other valuables including bikes can be secured in locked cupboards or secured to anchor points, if no anchor point is available consider chaining items together to make it more difficult to remove, for example chaining bikes, to a mover. Alarms are also a good deterrent and attracting attention should someone breaks in; these can be from a cheap shed alarm through to linking to a house alarm system. 

Please also remember to record serial numbers of tools, electronics, bikes etc and keep these in a safe place. Should they be stolen, this will aid Police in identifying and returning recovered items.


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James Marsh (Dorset Police, PCSO 5528, West Moors, St Leonards & Three Legged Cross)

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