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Crime warning

Alert message sent 09/01/2019 08:25:00

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Protect your sheds and garages

At this time of year garden crime and break-ins into sheds and garages can increase which we have experienced across Tandridge.

Police are urging residents to be mindful about securing their equipment kept in a garage, shed or garden. Many houses are securely alarmed but garages and outbuildings are often left insecure and can offer ‘easy pickings’ for a criminal.

The local policing team and additional colleagues have increased their patrols across Tandridge but you can also make a difference.

Use good quality fixings to secure doors using anti-tamper screws in door hinges

Lock all windows
Fit a mains or battery powered alarm
Use a forensic coding product to 'property mark' all valuable tools and equipment
Secure lawnmowers, petrol powered items and other valuable equipment to the wall or floor using a ground anchor or similar
Make items difficult to move by placing obstacles in front of them
Consider the use of CCTV
Use Outside lighting as a deterrent
Let nature help – Holly and hawthorn are particularly difficult to get through. Prickly, deciduous shrubs next to walls or fences act as an effective barrier
Register your Property – on IMMMOBILISE, the national property register where you can record all identifiable property -
Further Crime Prevention Advice can be found on the Surrey Police Web pages.
Encourage neighbours to sign up to our communication network ‘In The Know’ for the latest crime updates, crime prevention advice and news in your area.
And of course….report anything suspicious to police, at the time on 101 or if you have any information then please contact Surrey Police on 101 or you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555111
Be safe
Mark Howells
Crime Reduction Advisor

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Mark Howells (Surrey Police, Crime Reduction Advisor, Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead)

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