Leave the burglar out in the cold this Christmas
9th December 2013
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Make sure presents get to their intended recipients this year, and not someone’s swag bag, by following some simple steps from Richmond Council and police as part of their joint Christmas safety campaign.

Every year, people find their Christmases ruined as burglars capitalise on the likelihood of expensive gifts being in houses by breaking in and taking what they can during the run-up to Christmas Day.

You can minimise the chances of your Christmas being spoilt by following just a few simple rules:

 - Make sure all your doors and windows are secure; leave a light on and remember to lock your front door, even if inside. Always make sure your back gate is locked
 - Security mark valuable Christmas gifts before you wrap them with products such as SmartWater
 - Don’t leave Christmas gifts e.g. a new bike, in your garage or a shed. If you do – make sure you secure them to the ground and use a double lock
 - If your Christmas tree is visible through or placed in a window, don’t put any presents around it before Christmas morning
 - Don’t leave boxes outside your home that might advertise your new presents either before or after Christmas Day

For more information call the Council’s contact centre on 020 8891 1411.

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Nick T

Member since: 10th July 2012

I launched The Best of Richmond in 2005 and am passionate about supporting all things local. In particular, we work hard to showcase the best local businesses who give the borough its character and make...

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