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2/6/2019 7:36:23 PM
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There were 88 theft by housebreaking (including attempts) in Annandale & Eskdale between April and December 2018.

Police Scotland offers a free home security survey to anyone who wants to review the security of their home. The survey, carried out by one of our Crime Reduction Officers will give practical and low cost advice on how best to secure your home and could include advice on lighting or CCTV.

To get one of these surveys, call us on 101 and ask to be put through to your local Crime Reduction Officer. We will make an appointment suitable to you to come and carry out the survey.

"By taking basic crime prevention steps, you can help make it harder for thieves. Simple things like always locking and securing your home when leaving it unattended or small changes to lighting or window locks could be all it takes to deter thieves. Working together we can help reduce crime, and ensure that the number of those who experience the trauma of a break-in is kept to a minimum.”

SEE IT – REPORT IT
2/4/2019 11:15:06 PM

SEE IT – REPORT IT

“If something looks out of place, seems a bit unusual or just gives you the feeling that something’s not quite right, then call it in to Police Scotland,” urges Detective Inspector Dean Little.

Over recent weeks we have seen a spike in break-ins to business and homes and we believe this is down to teams of organised travelling criminals from outwith the area. We suspect from our investigations, at least two of these break-ins have been carried out by the same people, who have returned to target Dumfries and Galloway again.

We will continue to work away in the background to identify and bring those responsible to justice, however you can help and that's why I’m asking everyone to pay attention to strange faces or vehicles that they see in their neighbourhood.

Very often those who would break into our homes and property carry out some form of recce of the area prior to carrying out the crime. If you see someone sneaking around, make sure you contact Police Scotland on the 101 number, or if it is an emergency, through the 999 number.

A call to report such behaviour is never a wasted call, and if made at the time, gives our officers a chance to check the matter out there and then, as opposed to learning about it after the crime has been committed.

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