Summer Burglary Prevention Advice Issued
Risk of theft rises during spell of hot weather
As we enter summer, Wandsworth police would like the public to be aware of the potential risks they face if they leave the windows and doors of their homes open or on a latch. Before you leave your home, make sure everything is locked. Do not present burglars with opportunities. This includes leaving your windows and back doors open.
Other crime prevention tips include:
Superintendent Clive Sutton, said: “I urge people to follow these crime prevention tips as anything that stops a burglar from breaking into your home is worth a few moments of your time. If you have any concerns on crime in the area you should contact your local safer neighbourhood teams.”
Wandsworth police now have SmartWater on the borough, which is a liquid DNA solution that is painted onto household or communal items and leaves a forensic fingerprint encoded with the owner's details, which is virtually impossible to remove.
July 20, 2006