North Wales Police are asking residents in
Llangollen to be extra vigilant following a spate of burglaries at
homes in the area.
Entry has been gained on two occasions through
unlocked doors. Items stolen include golf clubs and garden tools.
Car keys have also been stolen on two occasions, followed by the
Inspector Julie Sheard said; “While working
hard to prevent and detect these burglaries, we are asking
residents to take steps to make it difficult for offenders to gain
access to their homes. Many of the burglaries could have been
prevented if homes had been secure.
“Always ensure windows and doors are
locked when leaving home or going to bed. Do not to leave car or
house keys on display or near the letterbox.
“Vehicle owners should not leave any items on
display and should always lock their vehicle when unattended.
If you want to be certain your house is as safe as you can make
it, here are 10 tips you should follow.
- Fit strong locks to external doors and windows, and make sure
they are locked at all times
- Always remove all keys from inside locks, and keep them out of
sight and in a safe place
- Fit sturdy deadlocks (British Standard BS3621) to all
- Make sure your doors and frames are strong and in good
condition - wood doors should be at least 44mm thick
- Mark your property - having it marked helps police verify it's
- Fit a door chain or bar and door viewer (spy-hole), and use
- Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as
under the doormat, in a flowerpot or behind a loose brick - thieves
know to look there first
- When you are out in the evening, leave your lights on and shut
- Install outside security lighting; if other people can see your
property a burglar may think twice
- Keep your tools and ladders securely locked up – a burglar
could use them to get into your home
“Anyone who would like more information on
protecting their home, vehicle or other property can contact their
crime prevention officer on 101. If you see anything
suspicious, make a note of the details and contact the police
immediately on 999.”