Police witnesses appeal prompts home security advice

By Post in Crime

PETERSFIELD police are appealing for witnesses and offering home security advice after an attempted burglary in the town.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Kathryn Morning said: “There was an attempted non dwelling burglary in Long Down road on Herne Farm between 4.15pm and midnight on Friday, March 10.

“Please let us know if you saw anything suspicious at this time by calling 101 and referencing crime number 44170091620.

“Please remember to keep all out buildings secure and gates locked and

ensure you have used padlocks on the side gates to deny access to the rear of the property.

“Make sure your outside lighting is in working order, and consider installing low level ambient light on a dusk to dawn sensor, which will activate even when you are not at home.

“Secure your garden tools and garden equipment in a locked and alarmed shed or garage for the winter so that they cannot be used to gain entry to your home.

“This is a good time to address your security, such as fitting extra door and window locks. If you are feeling vulnerable or are elderly, ask for a free home safety and security survey by the Bobby Trust or call 0300 777 0157 for an appointment.”

Police also advise householders to property mark belongings with their house postcode, and keep a list of any makes, models and serial numbers. Take photos of jewellery, and items can be registered for free at www.immobilise.com

PCSO Morning added that using this service will assist the police in returning property to the rightful owner should it be stolen.