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Police issue tips over caravan security

PUBLISHED: 16:54 30 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:31 03 July 2010

POLICE in the Broadland district are warning caravan owners to be on their guard as the summer months approach.

Ensuring caravans are safe and secure can help owners tackle the opportunist thief and officers have issued the following advice to help owners take appropriate action.

POLICE in the Broadland district are warning caravan owners to be on their guard as the summer months approach.

Ensuring caravans are safe and secure can help owners tackle the opportunist thief and officers have issued the following advice to help owners take appropriate action.

Lock the coupling head using a good quality hitchlock; use locking wheel nuts and a good quality clamp on the wheels; think about securing each corner using a good quality padlock and make sure it has a short shackle to prevent it being cut; if you use a chain make sure it is strong and heavy duty; consider fitting a tracking device allowing the police or a system operator to track the caravan if it is stolen; security marking on the caravan and on items it contains helps the police identify and return stolen caravans to their rightful owners and can put off thieves; always close doors, windows and any roof light when you leave even if only for a short time.; always lock your caravan and take the keys with you; at home, store the keys in a safe place that is out of sight and away from any windows and doors.

- If you see anyone acting suspiciously around caravans parked on driveways or elsewhere, trying door handles for example, call Norfolk Constabulary immediately on 999.

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