Property warning as nights get lighter
SUFFOLK police are urging residents to keep their property safe when the clocks go forward .Traditionally, criminals take advantage of people enjoying the warmer, lighter evenings and leaving their windows and doors open.
SUFFOLK police are urging residents to keep their property safe now the clocks have gone forward.
Traditionally, criminals take advantage of people enjoying the warmer, lighter evenings and leaving their windows and doors open.
Ben Cook, community safety inspector, said simple measures can be taken to protect property.
This includes ensuring windows and doors are securely closed, valuable items are kept out of sight and vehicles are kept in garages or parked in a well lit area. He also urged people to security mark items.
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Property can also be registered with a free online database called Immobilise, a national system used by most police forces, including Suffolk Constabulary.
Residents register online at www.immobolise.com and then enter the serial number of your possessions. If the police seize stolen property or an item is found, officers can search the database and return it to its owner.
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Any suspicious activity should be reported to police on 01473 613500 or 999 if a crime is in progress. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.