Thefts from garages in the Wargrave area

Alert message sent 27/07/2020 21:10:00

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There has been an increase in reported thefts from garages in the Wargrave area.

If you have any information, seen any suspicious incidents, sightings or have CCTV, video doorbell or Dashcam footage you believe may relate to this, please report online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk or call 101.

Detached Garages
Many detached garages are tucked away from the view of passing traffic or local residents, so are often targeted by thieves.
When was the last time you visited your garage and ensured the garage door lock actually works?
Garage doors are usually light weight and supplied with only a basic type lock that can be forced with a screwdriver or similar bladed tool so any door will benefit from the installation of additional security locks. Mortice locks or lockable bolts fitted down towards the bottom corners reduce the risk of offenders gaining access by prising the bottom of the door outwards.
Consider security marking and registering tools and other items that you store in your garage so they can be identified at www.immobilise.com
Think about chaining items to secure shelves and installing anchor points to which motor bikes or bicycles can be padlocked inside your garage.

You can find further crime prevention advice on our website https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/



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Karen Collins (Police, Admin/Co-ordinator, Wokingham)

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