Police are reminding residents to always lock their homes and vehicles properly day or night after number of burglaries and thefts in Hesketh Park area of Southport.
A garage of a Brocklebank Road home was broken into at around 3pm onWednesday 18 February.
Thieves stole a number of items including two bikes valued at around £1,500 each.
Local police are investigating the crime and call upon people to take more time to secure 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.
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