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Aylesbury residents asked to help protect themselves against burglary

During the holiday season police want people to think about burglary.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 8:00am 26th December 2019. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury residents asked to help protect themselves against burglary

The commander for Aylesbury Vale is warning that burglaries rose in December last year.

Superintendent Mike Loebenberg wants people to do what they can to protect themselves.

For the year to date burglary is down by 10%, but Michael wants the public to take every precaution they can as 2018 did see a rise during the holiday period.

Michael wants people to continue to be vigilant as Christmas approaches, despite a reduction in the average number of burglary offences taking place.

"While people should of course feel safe in their homes, taking sensible steps to reduce the likelihood of crime is of value.

"Burglary prevention is key, don't leave packaging in visible places for valuable goods, make sure doors are double locked, leave lights on if you're going out and if you can afford it and choose to do so things like smart lighting."

Speaking about the lower levels of offending than last year he said.

"This is down to the partnership we have with our colleagues in organisations like the local authority, the efforts of the local community and ultimately the efforts of our staff to make sure burglary prevention is at the forefront of peoples minds. 

Also,  that we are managing people who have committed crimes that may be committing offences at this time, and seeing they are brought to justice."

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