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Police warning: Don’t keep large amounts of cash or high value jewellery at home

Police are urging residents across North Wales not to keep large amounts of cash or high value gold and silver jewellery at home.

In recent years thieves across Britain have targeted homes, including properties in the the region where they believe residents keep large quantities of valuable jewellery, including gold and silver necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings.

Thieves also target homes where they believe large amounts of cash may be stored.

DCI Neil Harrison said: “We are reminding residents not to keep large amounts of money or high value jewellery especially gold and silver at home.

“Thieves target those they believe have cash or expensive jewellery and they know where to look.

“I would also ask people to encourage their elderly friends and relatives and other vulnerable people not to keep large amounts of money at home.”

The following tips have also been issued by North Wales Police:

– Keep good records of all the jewellery that you own – make a list and include photographs.
– Make sure all windows and doors are kept locked – especially when you are out.
– Ensure your home looks ‘lived in’ – even if you are out. Consider using timer switches for lights.
– Consider using a safety deposit box to store high value jewellery.
– Other security measures such as a home security alarm or security marking system can deter thieves from targeting a property.
– Be wary when answering the door to unexpected or uninvited visitors and always ask to see identification.
– If you are unsure of the validity of the caller then contact the organisation they are claiming to be from. Genuine callers will not mind you doing this.

To ensure your safe is the best possible standard, visit www.securedbydesign.com a Home Office approved website which list approved security products and which have been awarded the ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status or www.soldsecure.com which lists products approved by the Master Locksmiths Association.

If you have information or see people acting suspiciously call 101 or use the live webchat.


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