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Police issue burglary advice

PUBLISHED: 17:23 08 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:07 03 July 2010

POLICE are warning the public to be on their guard over the summer months following a slight increase in burglaries from homes and holiday chalets in Gorleston and Hemsby.

POLICE are warning the public to be on their guard over the summer months following a slight increase in burglaries from homes and holiday chalets in Gorleston and Hemsby.

The advice includes paying particular attention to home and shed security against the threat posed by opportunistic burglars.

The following security steps are being advised:

Get into a routine of checking that doors and windows are closed and locked when leaving your property even if you are only out for a few minutes.

Front doors should not be left unlocked even if you are only out for a re minutes.

Front doors should not be left unlocked even when you are outside in the garden.

Use window limiters if windows are to be left open at night.

Sheds and garages should be locked and alarmed where appropriate.

Ask your neighbours to help out by keeping watch when you are away.

Do not keep valuable items on display or in view in your property.

Mark your valuables with your postcode for easy identification.

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