Police aim to help people guard against burglars

A CHANCE for people to protect their property and help prevent them becoming victims of burglary is being offered in North Herts. It comes from police community support officers (PCSOs) from the Hitchin Neighbourhood Team. Two events are taking place to t

A CHANCE for people to protect their property and help prevent them becoming victims of burglary is being offered in North Herts.

It comes from police community support officers (PCSOs) from the Hitchin Neighbourhood Team.

Two events are taking place to tell people about how personal property can be registered through a free website called www.immobilise.com

They are taking place between noon and 3pm in Lawn Avenue and Claggy Road in Kimpton on May 23 and between 10am and 2pm in Wyatt Close and Greenfield Avenue in Ickleford on May 27.

PCSO Elaine Cuozzo said: "The number of burglaries in North Herts has decreased. However we are asking people not to be complacent. Registering your property is a highly valuable tool in the fight against crime.

"It could make offenders think twice about targeting your home if they know your property is clearly registered to you and they could be found with it in their possession. If stolen property is recovered it can be checked and returned to the rightful owner.

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"Please do come along and find out more about registering your property and other crime prevention advice at either one of the events.

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