There have been a couple of attempted break-ins on Outram Road over the past week or so. This follows recent burglaries in Lansdowne Road, Alexandra Park Road, Vallance Road and others. Here is the advice from Alexandra police regarding home security and staying vigilent:

Please ensure you review your home security. Taking simple precautions can remove the opportunity for burglars targeting your home. We are always happy to speak to residents to offer advice. Feel free to contact us to arrange a Home Security Survey.

1- Low front boundary; keep hedges and walls at the front of your house low (under 1 metre) so burglars have nowhere to hide.

2 - Secure side gate; keep side gates locked at all times. Open gates mean burglars can easily access your home without being seen by passers-by or neighbours.

3 - High side and rear boundaries with trellis and spiky defensive planting; keep hedges, walls and fences around your back garden high (over 1.8 metres). Add lightweight trellis to gates and fences and plant some prickly plants such as those on page 4 to make it harder for burglars to climb over.

4 - Gravel driveway and path; gravel driveways and paths make it harder for burglars to go undetected.

5 - Security light; install an outside security light so that intruders can’t approach without being seen.

6 - Intruder alarm system; install a burglar alarm system.

7 - Secure shed door and window; always keep your shed locked and secured. Often sheds contain valuables such as power tools and bicycles.

8 - Never leave tools lying around; never leave tools lying around as they can be used as a way of breaking into your home.


PC Sener Ibrahim 467YR & PCSO Jeff Darby 7135YR

Alexandra Ward

Twitter: @MPSAlexandraYR


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