Keep your jewellery and valuables safe with these simple precautions:

» Keep all your valuables in a safe and secure location and locked up in such as a safety deposit box.

» Preferably don't keep valuables at home.

» Make photographic records of all your jewellery and valuables by taking photos on a plain background with a ruler next to them as this helps give an idea of size.

» Also keep a list of all jewellery and valuable items with a description of them.

»  Consider registering your valuable items with a registration company.

» If buying jewellery as a gift do not leave the packaging on display.

» Keep your home secure at all times.

» Check all doors are locked and all windows, including those upstairs, are secure before you go out or go to bed

» Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression somebody is at home or keep a light on in the evening if you go out

» Consider installing alarms and 'dusk to dawn' security lighting

» Consider the installation of a CCTV camera outside your property

» When leaving the property remove keys from locks and place out of sight

If you have any information about offenders or see something suspicious, call us on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency dial 999.

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High Value Gold burglaries - what to be aware of

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