Christmas Burglary Advice

Our local PCSO has sent the following advice

Key messages

  • The Christmas period often sees an increase in burglaries with more valuable items than ever in the home.
  • Homeowners are being reminded to close the curtains once it gets dark outside, especially if the lights are on inside.
  • Tempting gift-wrapped presents should not be left on show.
  • In the evening, houses should look “occupied” with lights on and curtains closed.
  • Presents should be removed overnight from vehicles. If possible, they should be kept indoors and out of sight.
  • Residents should keep an eye out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and encourage them to follow these tips.
  • Empty boxes, which could advertise the Christmas goodies inside the house, should not be left outside on view.
  • Once Christmas gifts are unwrapped, they can be registered for free on the Immobilise database.
  • Immobilise is a free property registration system which allows stolen or lost goods to be identified and returned to the owner.


One comment on “Christmas Burglary Advice

  1. Great to see you advertising Immobilise. I had registered my two bikes which were stolen from Histon in October. Sadly it’s not helped their recovery yet, but there’s hope that the Police might pay attention to the Immobilise register.

    You can also register bikes for free on

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