Security reminder from Sussex Police as Lockdown eases

Sussex Police are reminding residents to ensure homes, garages and outbuildings remain secure.

Reports of burglary have dropped across the county, with lockdown a contributing factor. As restrictions continue to ease, it’s important things stay that way.

Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry said: “Monday 17 May marked a milestone in the Government road map out of lockdown with people beginning to return to their place of work, the hospitality sector opening up their services fully, taking a ‘staycation’ and enjoy social activities more fully across the UK. What this also means is while people can enjoy more freedom away from their homes, they will be empty for longer periods of time.

We should anticipate that burglars will see this change in lifestyle as an opportunity and emerge to target empty properties. We know the devastating and lasting effect that burglary has on victims and that it’s a personal crime which is keenly felt.”

Tips on preventing crime around your property can be found on the Sussex Police website.