Darker Nights

Alert message sent 06/10/2020 15:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

The aim of the Darker Nights campaign is to raise awareness about the risks of being burgled during the darker nights, as well as providing tips and advice on how to keep your home safe. We also want to encourage people to report suspicious behaviour to the police. 

This year, the clocks go back on Sunday 25 October. This message is a long term message to be considered throughout the Autumn/Winter period.
Please take a few minutes to have a look through some of the below advice and links for further information.

*Protect your home from burglars, keep valuables out of sight and don’t leave cash or keys near windows and doors.

*Burglars will often target items such as cash and jewellery. Please try to limit cash at your property. Ensure all jewellery, even if just of sentimental value is kept out of sight and put somewhere secure and difficult for a criminal to find.

*A house without a light on can look unoccupied, there are simple things you can do to make sure your house looks lived in, even when you’re out.

*If you have a house alarm, ensure you set it before you go out. Ensure all doors and windows are locked. Consider security items such as window alarms.

*Lights on indoors gives the impression someone is home. Use timer switches to automatically turn on lighting and lamps when you’re away or out for the evening.

*Burglars don’t like external security lights, make sure you use these during the darker nights, for more tips on keeping your home safe, visit: https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/

*Burglars will often look for homes that seem unoccupied during the darker nights, if you see someone acting suspiciously in your street please report this to us online www.leics.police.uk/report-online or by calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency or if you witness a crime in action.

Worried about keeping your home safe during the darker nights? Don’t be – we have lots of information & advice on our website about how to keep your home secure

Thank you for taking the time to read and take care.

Please do not report crime or Incidents via 'Neighbourhood Link' as the messages are not always monitored.

Did you know you can report crime and incidents using our online portal. Please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ Click on REPORT .
In an emergency dial 999

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Darren Stretton (Police, PCSO 6035, Hinckley and Blaby NPA, Burbage)

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