Burglaries - uPVCs doors with multi-point locking

Police are reminding households with a uPVC door with multi-point locking, to make sure you use the key to engage the locks and then remove the key, every time you shut the door. 

If you do not engage the locks and remove the key, an offender can reach through the letter box and open the door. 

They do this either by reaching in or by using a coat hanger or similar object to reach the handle and pull it down or take the keys from the lock.  

Keep the key in a safe place out of sight of the door in a place where everyone in the household can get it, if required in the event of an emergency.  

Further home security advice can be found on the Suffolk Police website via - https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/homesecuritychecklist1.pdf


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Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team



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