East Antrim residents urged to review security after thefts
Police in the Mid and East Antrim district have increased patrols in a number of areas in the region following recent thefts.
The move comes after a rise in the number of burglaries from sheds and outhouses. Officers are calling for residents to be vigilant and review their home security.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “There has been a slight increase in shed and outhouse thefts within the district. We have increased our patrols and visible pro-activity within the areas of concern, however we need your assistance to prevent further incidents.
“You can help us by taking practical steps to protect your home and your family. We would advise all householders to review their security and increase their vigilance.
“Keep doors and windows locked at all times, even when you are in and especially at night.
“Lock and secure sheds and outhouses, establish a routine that ensures you check your home and shed before going to bed, or leaving your home.
“Keep valuables out of view and put packaging for expensive items in the bin. Don’t leave garden tools outside, they can be used to facilitate a burglary or theft.
“Report immediately to police anyone who looks suspicious.”
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