August 27, 2017
Summer crime warning issued by Police in Burnham and Highbridge

Burnham-On-Sea residents have been urged to be extra vigilant this Bank Holiday weekend after several attempted break-ins.

Police were called to several properties in and around Burnham's Love Lane overnight after attempts were made to enter homes.

There have been several other similar incidents in Burnham and Highbridge during recent days, prompting a warning.

Police are advising householders to stay safe this summer by following these simple steps to protect their homes over the summer:

  • Don’t store jewellery, money, sentimental items and things you’ve saved up for in bedroom drawers
  • Lock away tablets, mobile phones, wallets and cards
  • Close front windows when you’re in the garden or not in the room
  • Close all windows when you leave the house
  • Install a 5 point mortice, lock your doors
  • Ensure you have locks on all windows
  • Before your holiday use automatic timer switches for lights
  • Don’t leave bins and recycling boxes outside
  • Ask trusted neighbours to keep a look out, turn lights on at night and park on your driveway
  • Avoid discussing holiday plans on public social media


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