issue warning to Burnham householders with key safes
have this week warned residents in the Burnham area who use key
safes to be extra cautious following recent burglaries in the
region involving key safe break-ins.
Officers have urged carers, relatives and neighbours to be extra
vigilant because it is often the elderly or less mobile people
who use key safes to allow carers or family members access to
Superintendent Trevor Margenout, who leads Avon and Somerset
Police's fight against doorstep crime, said: "We would like
people to be extra careful when using the safes."
"Make sure that if you are going to install one it is placed
in a discreet location, so that it can't be easily seen by passers
by and they can't see the combination number being entered."
A key safe is a secure metal box which can be secured next to
a door. A single copy of a key is placed inside but can only be
retrieved by someone who knows the correct code to open the box.