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Burglars target Asian homes for jewellery

Press Release   •   Aug 01, 2013 12:24 BST

Police in Bury are warning Asian residents to keep their jewellery safe following a number of burglaries, where expensive jewellery and cash have been stolen.

Gaynor Mason, Crime Reduction Specialist, said: "It is important to take additional security precautions if you are keeping jewellery at home. Burglars will look for an opportunity to break into your home, especially if they can do so without being disturbed."

* Keep doors locked and windows closed including upper floor windows. Doors should have a multi-point locking mechanism  

* Keep garden tools and ladders locked away in a shed or garage

* Make sure you have a house alarm and use it. Climbing to upper floor windows to gain entry is common, so install contact sensors on windows

* Purchase a safe and keep it out of sight, bolted where possible to brickwork or masonry.

* Close-up photographs of valuables will help identify any unique items should they be stolen and recovered.

* Be careful about what information you put on social networking sites around your personal activity and family life. Burglars check this too!

For more information on how to secure your home go to  or contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 or Crime Reduction Specialist Gaynor Mason on 0161 806 8046.


Issued: 1 August 2013.