Staying Safe At Christmas

Tips from Wandsworth Police to prevent crime

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With Christmas fast approaching Wandsworth police would like you to work with your safer neighbourhoods team to help prevent you from being a victim of crime over the festive season.

Think about what is in your bag before leaving home.
They advise that you only take out what you really need when shopping.

A spokesman for Wandsworth police said:
‘Please take these simple precautions, to help stop you becoming a victim over this festive time’

Replacing items such as passports and driving licences can be costly and inconvenient.

• Keep purses, wallets and cash secure at the bottom of bags or deep in pockets
• Do not let handbags out of your sight in shops or cafes
• Be aware of others when using a cash point
• Do not leave valuables on display in cars and make sure your car is locked
• Never leave a spare key concealed anywhere near the front door as burglars know all the hiding places
• If going away at Christmas install timers which switch lights or radios on and off automatically
• Have a neighbour or friend pop round to clear your letter-box or doorstep or move rubbish bins back into their usual place
• Where possible, try to keep valuables out of sight from windows including Christmas presents and try to avoid putting them under a tree in plain view

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December 13, 2012