Monday, 5 October 2009

Unlocked doors – an open invitation to be burgled

Last week cardiffdigs along Cardiff Students’ Union Welcome Crew and South Wales Police tested front doors in student areas to highlight the need to keep doors and windows locked to prevent burglaries.

If doors were unlocked the residents were warned about the risks of opportunist burglaries. These ‘walkin’ or ‘creeper’ burglaries often gain access to properties through an open door needing only a few seconds to pilfer a range of items close to hand.

Residents were given an information pack to help them protect their property and instructed about safety issues.

This highlights the continued need to warn residents and students about their personal safety:

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