E District Crime Prevention Officers are reminding householders to take steps to protect their home and reduce the chance of becoming victims of burglary.
Michelle Wilson, Crime Prevention Officer for Banbridge and Craigavon, said: “There are straight forwards steps that every householder can take to make their home secure. Before you leave your home, make sure all windows are tightly shut and locked. A burglar may be less likely to enter your home if a window needs to be smashed. Check all doors are secure and ensure your garage door is locked. Consider fitting an alarm in your home, particularly a monitored or ‘linked to mobile’ alarm.
We cannot stress how important it is to look out for your neighbours. You know who lives on your street so if you see someone acting suspiciously, note down any important details such as car registration and contact police immediately. It could be worthwhile finding out if there is a neighbourhood watch scheme inyour area.”