Po­lice ad­vice to pre­vent break-ins

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

CAM­BRIDGESHIRE Po­lice have given ad­vice to help peo­ple avoid be­ing the vic­tims of crime over the Christ­mas pe­riod.

A spokes­woman said: “Sim­ple mea­sures like re­mov­ing valu­able presents from view can be enough to put a bur­glar off at­tempt­ing a break-in.

“Tell your neigh­bours if you are go­ing away so they can col- lect post or move milk bot­tles to make your home look lived in.

“But the most im­por­tant thing is re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

“Of­fend­ers will use a range of tac­tics to find out if a house is empty, from knock­ing on doors to peer­ing through win­dows.

“Flag­ging this kind of be­hav­iour up to po­lice can help us catch of­fend­ers in the act.”

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