Have you set your burglar alarms Gloucester residents?
Warning: Set your burglar alarms Gloucester!
A staggering FIVE burglaries were reported in the Nailsworth area of Gloucester this week. Police have issued a warning to residents in nearby areas not to leave themselves open as targets to burglars and to ensure their homes are as secure as possible.
The criminals were working during broad daylight while residents were at work. They targeted homes in Nailsworth, in Spring Hill, Fewster Road, Park Road and Northfield Road.
How did the burglars gain entry?
- Through a back door that was not properly secure.
- Through a front door which was left unlocked while the homeowner was in the back garden.
- Through a secure kitchen window, using garden tools left outside by the victim.
- Through an unlocked downstairs window.
- Through a back door that had the key left inside the lock .
Kim Mowday, Harm Reduction Advisor for Gloucestershire Constabulary told The Western Daily Press:
“I can’t emphasise enough the importance of making sure that your home is secure at all times. Burglars are unscrupulous characters who don’t care about the effect that their actions have on victims, so don’t give them an easy ride, make it as difficult for them as possible.”
All these unlawful entries could have been avoided by following simple steps in home security…
Good Home Security
- Leave lights or media on when you are out to make it look like someone’s home.
- Have a well maintained burglar alarm and remember to set it before you go out.
- Ensure all doors and windows are well secured and all tools and ladders are locked away and out of sight.
- Fit security lighting and gates outside and make sure all gates and entrances to gardens are well secured.
- Noisy gravel pathways are a good idea to alert neighbours of people on the property and deter burglars.
- Never leave keys in doors inside the house and always keep them out of sight.
For a more detailed list of tips see our news post.