Late yesterday afternoon City Police attended at a residence on Wayne Court for an attempt break and enter. The attempt occurred during the daytime hours and entry was not gained.
Now that the nicer weather is here, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service would like to remind citizens there are steps that can be taken to reduce your chances of being a victim of a break and enter.
- Ensure your windows and doors are locked
- If you are going away for the weekend, leave lights on and have someone check your residence
- Let your trusted neighbours know you are going away and ask them to keep an eye on your residence
- Consider a security system. There are many options available these days
- If you see someone suspicious don’t hesitate to contact the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service
- Keep valuables secured in a safety deposit box. If you want to keep any at your home, invest in a safe; but ensure the safe is securely fastened and cannot be lifted and taken. If you can lift it and move it-so can a thief.
In the event of a break and enter it is always a good idea to have an inventory of your property. Take photos or a video of items and record the serial numbers. Engrave an identifying mark on your property. A unique mark makes it easier for police to identify and return stolen property; and also makes it harder for a thief to pawn an item.
Further crime prevention tips can be viewed on the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service website at www.ssmps.ca