Remember crime prevention during the heatwave
July 20, 2021
As the heatwave continues police officers have taken the opportunity to remind Cramlington residents to take precautions to help stop offenders in their tracks by making sure all windows and doors are locked and safety chains and bolts are utilised.
Additional crime prevention measures can be taken include wheel lock braces for cars, security lighting and CCTV. Also be sure to keep car keys in a safe discreet place away from doors and windows and for garages to be used where available.
Inspector Jonathan Caisley of the Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We would like to remind the public to be vigilant and reduce the risks of their properties being targeted by ensuring that as many crime prevention measures are being used as possible.
We know it’s tempting to leave doors opened and unlocked when the weather’s nice but please don’t leave opened doors unattended.
If anyone would like advice in relation to crime prevention and their property then please contact your local neighbourhood team who will be happy to help.
We also rely on the public’s eyes and ears and would urge everyone to look out for your neighbour’s properties as well as your own and anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to contact police and report it via 101. If a crime is on-going always dial 999.”