Burglaries prompt police appeal for residents to upgrade holiday security

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Hampshire Police offer their advice to prevent holiday season burglaries
The police advice came after two burglaries in which residents lost jewellery and power tools

RESIDENTS in the Lymington area have been urged to ensure their homes are left secured over the holiday season after two properties were raided whilst their occupants were away.

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A quantity of jewellery was stolen from an address on Fullerton Road in Pennington between 12.45am on Monday 5th August and 8.30am on Saturday 10th August.

The second burglary, that took place between 2.15am and 2.45am on Saturday 10th August, saw two sheds targeted at a property on Milford Road in Everton.

A number of power and hand tools were stolen.

The offenders then attempted to gain access to an annexe before they were disturbed.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: “It isn’t uncommon for burglars to target properties whilst the occupants are away.

“With that in mind, please consider the following advice if you are due to go on holiday in the near future.

“Ask a trusted friend or relative to house-sit while you’re away. At least that way, your property isn’t unattended for a long period and the regular coming/going from the address is likely to put a prospective burglar off.

“Consider CCTV. You can buy CCTV systems that link in to your smartphone and can be monitored remotely. On some systems, you can even give an audible warning to unwanted visitors!”

The spokesperson also advised: “If you own a motor home which normally lives on your driveway, consider storing it away from the address as a potential burglar will be the first to notice when it goes missing for a few days.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote reference number 44190284131 in relation to the Fullerton Road incident and 44190282529 for Milford Road.

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