In the last two weeks there has been a noticeable increase in burglaries in the area from Clanfield to Horndean, Lovedean, and Waterlooville. PC Nicola Robertson, one of the South of Butser Safer Neighbourhood Team has given the latest update below:
Hampshire police are investigating a series of burglaries in the Waterlooville area. We would like to remind you about home security in the run up to Christmas and ensure you lock windows and doors when leaving your property. Timer switches are a great way to give the impression that someone is home and there is more guidance below.
“We believe that the person(s) responsible may be cold calling at properties first, and if there is no answer then targeting the premises. If anyone has a cold caller that they have concerns about please report this to police immediately – particularly if they don’t have a genuine reason to be knocking on your door. As a result, please ensure you keep your gardens as secure as possible by locking gates and be extra vigilant for your neighbours who may not always be at home.
We are appealing for any information on who may be committing these burglaries, and if you have any information to offer you can call 101 or call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.”
If you are not at home then do not make it easy for them.
Leave a couple of lights on in the home to make it look occupied.
Invest in some timer switches to turn lights and radios on and off.
Homes which look unoccupied are more at risk.
Secure your home by locking all windows and doors before leaving.
Only tell people you trust if your home will be empty for a period of time.
Do you have an alarm?
Share this with friends and family.