Police in Derry City and Strabane issue burglary advise

first_img Twitter By News Highland – March 18, 2021 Police in Derry City and Strabane issue burglary advise RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Police in Derry City and Strabane are asking residents to make home security part of their daily routine as part of efforts to reduce and prevent burglaries.It comes as new figures show that there’s been a reduction in the number of burglaries in the District over the past year.In a statement Superintendent Catherine Magee advised to take simple preventative measures like getting into a good habit of closing and locking windows and doors.Secondly, if you see something on your street or in your neighbourhood that doesn’t look right then ring police immediately.Lastly make it your business to check in on an older neighbour or family member as burglars will target those who are more vulnerable in the community.Meanwhile, figures show that instances of burglary in the Council area has decreased by over 26% compared to last year.This represents 97 property owners who have avoided suffering the trauma that burglary brings with it.This reduction is said to be the result of a partnership approach with the community, PCSP and PSNI working as a collective to address the issue.***************Statement in full -Police in Derry City and Strabane are asking residents to make home security part of their daily routine as part of efforts to reduce and prevent burglaries.Superintendent Catherine Magee said: “There are three things everyone can do to help us prevent more people from becoming victims of burglary.“Firstly make sure to close, lock and check all windows and doors before you leave the house or go to bed. Get into the habit of doing this every day and make sure to get everyone in the house involved. The more you make this part of your daily routine, the less chance you have of being targeted by opportunistic burglars. “Secondly, if you see something on your street or in your neighbourhood that doesn’t look right then let us know. Don’t wait. Pick up the phone and give us the information as soon as you can. We have caught burglars in the act because someone called us straightaway. We have stopped vans with stolen goods on-board because someone called us straightaway. The sooner we know, the faster we can respond and the safer your neighbourhood will be.“Lastly make it your business to check in on an older neighbour or family member. Sadly burglars will target those who are more vulnerable in our community so if you know someone who lives on their own then please make contact in whatever way you can.”We also work closely with our Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Neighbourhood Watch partners to ensure that advice and support is available to all our residents.Councillor Martin Reilly, Chair of the Derry and Strabane PCSP added: “As a Policing and Community Safety Partnership, we are delighted that burglary in our Council area has decreased by over 26% compared to last year. This represents 97 property owners who have avoided suffering the trauma that burglary brings with it. This welcome reduction is a result of a partnership approach with the community, PCSP and PSNI working as a collective to address the issue.“I would echo the advice on keeping property safe and would encourage residents to look out for their elderly neighbours and to report anything suspicious to police immediately. Our PCSP will continue to work in partnership to keep our communities safe. We will not be complacent on this issue and will continue to work to encourage residents to protect their property.”        There is also information on home security on the PSNI website (www.psni.police.uk) and your crime prevention officer is available to provide further assistance via our non-emergency number 101.       Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleExtra classroom to be built at Scoil Eoghain in MovilleNext articleReturning Coleman named in Ireland squad News Highland Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more