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Householders warned after Irvinestown burglary


POLICE have issued a timely warning to local homeowners to adopt sensible crime prevention measures to help them reduce their risk of falling victim to burglary this Christmas.
The appeal comes as detectives in Enniskillen appeal for information following a robbery at a house in the Killadeas Road area of Irvinestown.
According to police, the incident was reported at approximately 9:45pm on Friday, 17th November when the occupants of the property returned home to discover entry to the house had been forced. It’s believed the burglary occurred between 11am and 9pm and a sum of cash and personal items, including jewellery, were taken.
Anyone who has any information which could help the investigation is asked to contact detectives at Enniskillen Criminal Investigation Branch on the non emergency number 101.
Meanwhile Supt Jane Humphries said this week that reassessing your crime prevention routine is an important first step to beating the burglar.
“A proportion of all burglaries occur at unsecured premises through unlocked doors or windows. If your doors aren’t secure, neither is your house,” she warned.
“Never leave keys in the locks, on table tops or hooks in view of external windows. Never hide spare keys under doormats or flower pots – thieves aren’t stupid – hidden keys make life easy for the burglar. Keep your doors and windows locked and establish a bedtime routine which involves checking them just before you retire for the night.
“Whether you have wooden, metal or UPVC window frames in your home there are a variety of locks available that are suitable for all window types. If your window does not already have a keyed lock fitted, then consider having them fitted, particularly on ground floor windows or upper windows that may be easily accessed from a flat roof.

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