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How to best protect your home from burglars

Following the revelation that London postcodes dominate the list of the UK's burglary hotspots, a reformed burglar has offered advice on how the public can best protect their homes.

Bob Turney has offered advice on how the public can best protect their homes. Credit: ITV London

Bob Turney offered these five tips to ensure your home is effectively protected from burglars:

  • Alarms and strong gates deter burglars
  • Work as community to protect homes by getting to know your neighbours
  • Contact a crime prevention officer at a local police station who can check homes to assess the effectiveness of current security measures
  • Avoid leaving the boxes of recently bought computers, televisions or games consoles by bins
  • The last person out of the home should complete security checks

Most importantly, Mr Turney urged the public to "think like a burglar" and prevent the crime destroying even more lives.

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