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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Report of Attempted Burglary

We have had a report of a possible atempted burglary , where a jemmy was used on a front door. Be on the lookout for suspiscious activity and if you do see anything out of the ordinary, please report it to the police . 

 

Avoiding Home Burglary

Most criminals who burglarize homes are looking for an easy hit; a house that they can break into quickly, take something of value, and leave without being detected.There are professional burglars who can gain entry into almost any home if they want, however, most criminals who break into homes are opportunists who got lucky with an open widow or unlocked door. 

There's no foolproof way to keep out a burglar, but every little bit of deterrence helps. Even if you can't afford a security system, you can take a few minutes to make your home a little safer. Some relatively simple steps will greatly decrease the odds of a break-in, which means you can enjoy a bit more peace of mind.

Lets take a look at a few facts.

  • Once a burglar has selected a home to burglarize, most will spend no more than a minute trying to break in and less than five minutes inside.
  • Most residential burglaries occur on the first or ground floor.
  • The point of entry is usually made at the rear or by a side door, the second most common access is via the garage door.
  • Most burglaries occur during daytime hours when homes are empty, and belong to two person households