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Dwelling Burglary ALERT Churt

Alert message sent 23/01/2018 19:31:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Dear resident,

There has been a dwelling burglary in the Churt area this month.

Please be vigilant.


10/01/2018      Hale House Lane, Churt 

Crime Ref.    45180003608

What happened?

A dwelling burglary in the early hours in our rural community where a rural property had been forcibly entered causing damage to a wooden framed door. There were two suspects who were disturbed and made off with a computer.

What are Police doing about it?

Your local officers have enhanced local rural patrol plans and are sending out community alerts. The investigation process is fully underway and enquiries being made.

How can the Public help?

Please remain vigilant. Did something similar happen to you? Please check the security of your property boundary together with rear doors, windows and side entrances.

Has anything been interfered with?

  • Put prickly hedging around the perimeter of your garden which will make access to your property more difficult
  • Research confirms that intruder alarms reduce the risk of a burglary. Consider installing one
  • It is important to make a home look occupied when it isn’t! Lighting can help. (timer switches Fake TV light etc)
  • Always fully lock doors and windows when you go out.  Importantly, side gates must be secure as this is usually the means of entry to a rear door or window.
  • Use an insurance rated safe, which can be used to store spare keys, cash and expensive jewellery
  • Install outside lighting and CCTV

Did you hear or see anything? If you have any information then please contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting a Crime Ref. as above.

You can also contact CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555111.

Register your Property – on IMMMOBILISE, the national property register where you can record makes, models, serial numbers etc

Further Crime Prevention Advice can be found on the Surrey Police Web pages.

Encourage neighbours to sign up to In The Know, Surrey and Sussex for the latest crime updates, crime prevention advice and news in your area.

Please report any crimes, incidents or concerns direct to our contact centre at the time by calling 101 (in a non-emergency) or 999 if there’s an emergency (where a crime is in progress or life is in danger). You can also report non-emergency matters on-line, via the Surrey Police website.

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Phil Snow (Surrey Police, Rural Crime, Waverley)

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