Police Say Secure Your Property Following Burglaries In Down District


Police in Down are advising home owners to ensure their property is secure at all times following a number of burglaries in the area recently.

dn_screenSergeant Smith, from Newcastle PSNI, explained: “Last week, local police received reports of a number of burglaries in the area during which access was gained through doors or windows left open.

“I would appeal to all householders to take steps to protect their homes. Please remember to close and lock windows and doors at night or when the house is unoccupied to the chances of your home being targeted by criminals and opportunist thieves.

“We are continually working to raise awareness of burglaries and whilst police can conduct patrols, respond to reports of suspicious activity and deliver crime prevention, members of the public can play their part in taking proper precautions to protect their home and property. If your doors aren’t secure, neither is your home so please remember to ‘Close It, Lock It and Check It’.

“I would also ask anyone who notices suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to call us immediately as this could prevent someone from becoming a victim of crime.”

Further practical crime prevention advice is always available from your local Crime Prevention Officer on the non-emergency number 101.