Don't let thieves spoil Xmas

Wiltshire Police have issued guidance to the public to help them avoid becoming the victim of thieves at home or out at the sales over the Christmas period.

Christmas campaign to protect your presents

The Christmas Safety campaign focuses on preventing crime with advice on how to keep your valuables, homes and vehicles safe.

Wiltshire Police say the festive season is particularly tempting for criminals as they expect to find gifts in people’s homes and cars.

They say it is important to ensure that your house is secure and that you take precautions to stop criminals who will have no thought about taking your carefully chosen gifts for loved ones.

  • When out shopping, keep your purse and handbag near you
  • Don’t leave Christmas presents or other valuables in your car.
  • Keep valuable items out of view and reach of windows and doors
  • Take photos of all jewellery including hallmarks and keep them safe.
  • Make a list of the serial number of your electronic items and keep it safe
  • Make sure you have up-to-date contents insurance

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