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ABC's of CRIME PREVENTION (part 2)
Posted on Jul 8th, 2015

ABC’s  of  CRIME  &  CRIME   PREVENTION  (from the mind of a burglar)
 
HOME BREAK-INS…When, Why, and How to reduce the possibility of your home being broken into  
 
A.    When…”My job is breaking into homes; I typically go to work when you do: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. I usually break for lunch.” 
 
B.    Why your house….”I see your “HOME ALARM SYSTEM” sign so I need to be in and out in 10 minutes or less. It looks like nobody’s home. I don’t see any lights on. I don’t hear a radio playing. Through the windows I can see some pretty worthwhile stuff that I could quickly pawn. The neighbor who saw me walking up to your house paid no attention to me, if they’d have waved or spoken to me I’d probably go somewhere else just to be on the safe side.”
 
C.    How to reduce the possibility of your house being broken into…There are practical things that can be done to reduce the possibility of your home being broken into. Alternatively leave various interior lights on in your home when you leave the house, lights visible from the outside.  Leave a radio on loud enough to be heard by someone standing at your front door. Do not have valuable or interesting stuff visible by someone peering into any of your windows. 
 
When you see the new “CRIME WATCH” signs throughout the neighborhood, remind yourself that YOU AND I are the ones responsible for WATCHING and REPORTING. Watching and reporting what? Anyone or any vehicle that in any way looks suspicious or out of place. If you see someone that looks out of place (and who would know better than you?) wave at them or if you pass them say, “hello” then call the police and report “Suspicious Person”, providing as much detail as possible.
 
As an official “CRIME WATCH” neighborhood, THIS IS WHAT WE DO.  The police beg us to make these calls; we are their eyes and ears to ward off potential crimes. 
 
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