Norfolk Constabulary: Burglary prompts advice

Police are reminding householders in North Walsham to keep doors
and windows locked after a television was stolen from a property in
the area.

The incident took place on Melbourne Road,
North Walsham, between 4pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 26 October where
unknown offender/s entered an insecure property and stole a 32
Samsung TV.

Here s a quick reminder of some of the things
you can do to improve the security around your home:

  • If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get ones
    that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1
    (doors)
  • Fit mortise locks (Kitemarked BS3621) to all front and back
    doors and locks to all downstairs windows or windows which are easy
    to reach remove and have below:
  • Fit and use window locks on all accessible windows both
    upstairs and downstairs.
  • Keep your house and car keys safe and away from doors and
    windows
  • Fit a burglar alarm, but make sure it is installed by a company
    who is registered with SSAIB or NSI and is fitted to BS
    EN50131.
  • Keep your garage and garden shed locked with proper security
    locks, and keep any tools secure, out of sight and property
    marked
  • Trim back any plants or hedges that a burglar could hide
    behind
  • Make sure you have up-to-date insurance.
  • Join a Home Watch Scheme and make sure you inform your
    insurance company of any security measures you take it might
    reduce your premiums.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw anything
suspicious in the area or who might have information relating to
the item stolen.

Contact North Walsham Safer Neighbourhood Team
on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously
on 0800 555 111

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