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  • Thames Valley Police have seen a recent rise in burglaries and are asking the public to take steps to prevent thieves from stealing your Christmas spirit.

    If you are staying home:

    Please don’t leave your presents in view

    Lock your doors and windows even if you only pop out for a short period of time

    Light up your home using a timer switch when you are out

    Close and secure gates that lead to rear or enclosed gardens

    Don’t advertise your gifts on social media

    Don’t leave packaging next to your bin

    Register your new presents online

    If you are going away:

    Don’t advertise you are away on social media

    Invite a trusted neighbour or friend to look after your house

    Consider installing a video doorbell or CCTV system

    Please visit for further crime prevention advice.

    Please contact us if you have any information relating to crime in your neighbourhood. Report online at call us on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.
    Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on free phone 0800 555 111.

    We wish you a Happy Holiday Season.

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