Don’t let burglars in your home this New Year’s Eve

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Don’t let burglars in your home this New Year’s Eve

Southport residents are warned to take extra care in securing their homes to prevent them falling victim to opportunistic burglars who target empty properties on New Year’s Eve.

Burglars take advantage of people letting their guard down in the holiday season and victims can return home from partying in the small hours to find that they have been burgled.

Residents can decrease their chances of falling prey to burglars by following simple advice that saves them having a traumatic New Year’s Day.   Make sure you shut and lock all external doors and windows, activate your burglar alarm, and use lights, radios and timer switches to make your house look occupied.

It is also important to keep valuables out of sight from prying eyes and dispose of boxes that contained valuables received as Christmas presents by taking them to the tip. Leaving them outside your home is an advert to thieves of what might be inside your house.

If you are going away over the holidays ask a trusted neighbour to open and draw curtains, park on your drive and keep an eye on your home.

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