Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary non Dwelling on Claregate, Northampton. Unknown person/s have climbed over fence and stolen bike from shed. This took place between 14/01/2022 06:00 - 14/01/2022 17:30.
Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) or vehicles(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 22000025640.
If you have evidential CCTV relating to this occurrence please send to
CCTVStills.DBIT@northants.pnn.police.uk quoting the reference number
Taking just a few steps can help make a big difference in keeping your business safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:
A well-maintained exterior free of rubbish and graffiti will reduce the likelihood of your business being targeted by criminals.Identify areas that may be vulnerable to forced entry and have them made more secure.Make sure any service doors are locked and secure when not in use.Make sure you have a monitored alarm and that it’s fully operational. For advice and approved suppliers of alarms and CCTV, visit the National Security Inspectorate and the Security Systems Alarms Inspection Board.If not already in use, install CCTV.Make sure that wheelie bins are stored away as these can be climbed on to gain access to the building, especially via the first floor.Make sure there is sufficient lighting around the premises, especially loading areas.Prune any overgrown bushes or nearby trees, as they can provide cover for anyone trying to hide from view.Doors and windows are particularly vulnerable – use security-rated products to make them more burglar-resistant. For more details visit Secure by Design.External shutters, although effective, may require planning approval. Use attack-resistant laminated glass in sturdy frames where possible. Alternatively, film can be applied to glass to make it more resilient.Anti-ram raider bollards mounted externally can be used to protect frontages but may require planning approval.Try not to keep cash on the premises and always use a bolted-down safe with a time lock and anti-tamper sensors that trigger an alarm.Make sure stockrooms are locked and, where possible, keep stock out of sight.Smoke-generating devices that activate on unauthorised entry create a smokescreen and foil burglary. They're designed not to damage stock.
In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk
To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Northampton, they can be contacted on the following email: NeighbourhoodTeamNorthampton@northants.pnn.police.uk
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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