Photo: Burglary report for Southport
Burglary is on the rise in Southport according to the latest official figures.
Website has revealed a rising number of burglaries in Southport during the last year. There were 52 burglaries in September 2015.
Thewebsite also reveals where most burglaries are taking place in Southport, with clusters around the Lord Street area in the centre of the town.
• Attempted burglary in Manchester Road
• One male tried to force the front door of the property
There was an Attempted burglary in Manchester Road between 4am and 5am, Thursday November 12 2015.
The Manchester Road resident told OTS news:
“I was woken by a noise and so went down stairs to investigate, I noticed a man wearing a hooded top in my garden. I went outside and the little pri*k ran off… he had tried to gain entry through my front door”.
I also noticed that this guy had turned my garden lights around so that he shadow was not seen from the road”.
Police were called and patrols in the area have been increased.
Local police are investigating and call upon people in the Southport to take more time to ensure their property and deter thieves.
It is vital that we all do everything we can to stop these people in their tracks.
“It doesn’t take long to double-check you’ve locked up your house or car properly and it could save you the hours of stress and upset that come with being burgled.”
Simple steps to deter burglars and car thieves, include:
Lock front and back doors when you are elsewhere in the house or in your back garden
Make sure you lock UPVC doors properly by lifting the handle and turning the key
Make use of your burglar alarm when you are going out or to bed at night
Keep valuables such as laptops, phones and handbags out of sight and away from windows where someone peering in can spot them
Don’t leave valuables on display in your vehicle – take them with you or, if you can’t, at least put them out of sight in the boot
Always lock your vehicle, even if only leaving it unattended for a few moments, and activate the alarm.
Support and Advice about Burglary
We understand how upsetting and frightening being burgled can
be. Most burglars pick houses that look empty or insecure.
There are a number of things you can do to help keep your home
- Lock your windows and doors when you go out or go to bed.
- Use your house alarm if you’ve got one. Light timer switches are a good idea too.
- Make sure you lock your UPVC door properly if you have one – remember to lift the handle, turn the key and then remove it.
- Keep your valuables out of sight, away from your windows and doors:e.g. car keys, laptops, mobile phones, purse/ wallet.
- Lock your shed and/ or garage if you have one.
- Fit a letterbox restrictor to your front door.
- Use a UV pen to mark your valuable items with your postcode and house number. This will help us to return these items to you, should they ever be stolen and later found.
How to report it?
Call 101 to report a burglary or dial 999 in an emergency, for example, if the burglar is still in your home.
When reporting a burglary to us, the operator will let you know when to expect a visit from an officer.
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