Recently in certain areas in Aberdeenshire, for example in Westhill, there have
been several break-ins to houses. These crimes generally occur on weekdays between 4.00pm and 6.30pm.
Entry is normally gained by forcing open patio doors or a ground
floor window to the rear of the house. Houses on the peripheral areas of
the community and overlooking fields, woods or other open spaces are
particularly vulnerable. Small portable items, especially cash and
computer games are high on the list of property being stolen.
What can you do to prevent it happening to you?
- Fit all doors with good quality locks and keep them secured
- Angle any window blinds to restrict the view into your home
- Use timer switches to activate lights and/or radio when you are
out. This will create the impression that someone is home
- Fit an approved alarm system - it is one of the greatest deterrents
- Fit all ground floor windows with locks and remove keys
- Fit anti-lift barriers to patio doors
REMEMBER - If you see any suspicious
persons or vehicles in the area, or if you
have any information about these crimes,
please contact Police Scotland on 101,
or in an emergency always dial 999.
Alternatively, you may prefer to call