Witness appeal after attempted break in at a home in Farnborough
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We are appealing for witnesses and information following reports of an attempted break in at a residential property on Peabody Road in Farnborough.
Between 7pm and 7.10pm on Wednesday 8 December, an unknown person - or people - have gained access to the rear garden of the property.
The rear patio doors were then forced open.
The occupant of the house was home at the time and the suspect/s have fled the scene, leaving via the back garden. Nothing was stolen.
Officers have launched an investigation and believe this incident is linked to a current burglary series in the area.
They are now appealing for information and would like any potential witnesses to come forward.
Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anything suspicious? Do you have CCTV images or dash-cam footage that could help our investigation?
Officers also want to issue burglary crime prevention to those who live in the local area:
Be on the lookout during late afternoon and evening times and report any suspicious activity
Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors by lifting the handle and turning the key
Remove keys from the window and door lock and keep in a safe place out of reach and sight from the letterbox or windows
Consider keeping high value items, such as gold and jewellery, in a safety deposit box. This can be in a bank
If you prefer to keep the items at home, then invest in a good quality safe, which is secured to a brick wall or floor
Store gold and jewellery in different locations in the house, but ensure that they are all in secure, protected areas
Consider purchasing CCTV cameras that cover your property
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows. Register your property for free on immobilise.com
Photograph each piece of valuable gold or jewellery against a plain background with a ruler alongside it. Also, keep a written description for each item
Ensure side and back gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
Consider installing an intruder alarm system by contacting an approved contractor who is a member of the National Security Inspectorate and Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board
A house that appears occupied is less likely to be targeted by burglars, installing light switch timers inside the house can help make it appear occupied. Likewise, dusk to dawn or sensor lighting to the front and rear of your home can help deter potential thieves
Anyone with any information regarding the attempted break in, please call 101 using 44210492651 as a reference. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.