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Home Security Warning for Cotswolds Residents
Police in the Cotswolds are reminding homeowners to always lock their outside doors and secure their windows.
The warning coincides with the approach of spring and the Easter holidays, when warmer weather traditionally means more people leave doors and windows open - especially if they are out in the garden.
APS Mark Godsland, Crime Reduction Officer for the Cotswolds, said: "It's important for people to remember that thieves do not take time off at this time of year.
"If windows and doors are left unlocked while people are in the garden or elsewhere in the house then the sneak thief is left with a golden opportunity to snatch property.
"We would urge all home owners to lock doors and windows, especially if they are planning to spend time outside.
"Taking the time to lock doors and windows is a small price to pay for preventing your home from being burgled."
Anyone with information about this or other types of crime are asked to call Cirencester police on 0845 090 1234, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
: 29/03/2006 20:51:14
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