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Police offer advice on keeping new Christmas presents safe and secure

Posted on 7th January 2015

Officers in D Division are advising residents to keep secure and safe new gifts which have been received for Christmas.

Inspector Jim Thompson, who manages Community Safety for D Division said: “An influx of presents has been exchanged over the holiday period and officers would like to ensure that people keep hold of them.

“Most households will now have new items, whether it is bikes, toys, electronic devices and these things are just as attractive to a thief as before Christmas.

“We advise residents to keep any containers or boxes in which items came in to be kept well out of view until the refuse collection day, by piling them up outside your home you only advertise what you have inside.

“As always we encourage people to make sure they keep their sheds and homes secure and please contact your local team of officers for advice or assistance with crime prevention and security.”

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