As we enter a spell of warm weather officers in West Conwy and Denbighshire are reminding residents to ensure they keep their windows and doors secure at all times.
The reminder is being made by District Inspector Kelly Isaacs who explained that it was important for everyone to be mindful of security – particularly in the warmer weather.
“We live in a safe area,” said Insp Isaacs. “However, unfortunately there are individuals who will see an open window or a door left ajar and will take the opportunity to enter the location– be it a shed or someone’s home.
In the Penmaenmawr area alone we have received three reports of burglaries over the past month where the properties have been left insecure.”
The following are some simple tips that can help reduce the chances of being a victim of such crime this summer.
- Always close and lock your doors and windows when you are not at home.
- Close and lock doors of rooms you are not using.
- Don’t leave patio or conservatory doors and windows open or unlocked.
- Don’t leave valuable items such as wallets, purses, mobile phones, laptops and tablets in open view or in easy reach of open windows and doors.
- Lock up before going to bed.
- Don’t leave any bicycles or tools out. Keep them locked away, note serial numbers and keep a photographic record of valuable property such as bicycles.
- Report any suspicious activity you may see to police immediately.
More information on keeping homes safe can be obtained on the NWP website under ‘Safer Homes’ or by accessing the following link http://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/safer-homes/easy-street.aspx ,” added Insp Isaacs. “Local officers patrol the areas and I encourage anyone who has information relating to burglaries to please get in touch with us immediately.”
North Wales Police can be contacted on 101 or via the webchat facility. Individuals can also provide information anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.