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Christmas Day Crime Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 25/12/2019 15:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police


Wednesday 25th December 2019

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Merry Christmas



Get any new toys for Christmas?


Be mindful burglars know that many households often have new and often expensive, items in their homes over Christmas.

Post Christmas crime prevention advice:
  • Avoid becoming an easy target for post-holiday burglars/robbers by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items outside your wheelie bin.
  • Break down any boxes you are throwing out and put them in rubbish bags and place them inside the wheelie bin.
  • With computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, or moving in the future.
  • Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside in a garage or loft, or taking them to recycle centres in the New Year.
  • Register your property on the national property marking database here - if your valuables are stolen it will allow you to tell the police, your insurer and second-hand traders to assist in recovering your property and catch the thieves.

Merry Christmas.

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Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden team (Police, Prevention team, Sussex)

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