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Dorset Residents Urged to Be Safe this Summer

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1:26pm 31st July 2013

If you're going away this summer Dorset Police say make sure you lock up properly before leaving.

The latest figures show that the number of reported burglaries are falling across the County.

But Officers say opportunist thieves will strike at any time.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey said: "It's great to see that both commercial and dwelling burglaries are falling. It has been a priority for the Force this year and the public have been very supportive in listening to our advice and keeping their homes and premises secure.

"We are not complacent though and are working hard to reduce incidents even further. I'd urge business owners and householders to continue to help us by taking every step to keep their premises and homes secure.

"Particularly in the summer months, it's important that windows and doors are not left easily accessible for opportunist burglars to try their luck. Keep doors and windows locked, including sheds and garages.

"Don't leave valuables - including car keys or spare door keys - on display or in an obvious place such as under a flower pot or doormat and don't keep large amounts of cash in your home.

"If you are going away on holiday ask friends, family or neighbours to keep an eye on your property and remove any clues to you being away.

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