How to keep ahead of the crooks!

PUBLISHED: 12:35 26 March 2013

Axminster PC Simon Rodgers and his colleagues are  keen to offer residents advice on keeping their property secure. Photo Chris Carson

Axminster PC Simon Rodgers and his colleagues are keen to offer residents advice on keeping their property secure. Photo Chris Carson

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Axminster police offer security advice and property marking at Hawkchurch and Stockland

Don’t wait to become a victim of crime before thinking about security.

That’s the message from Axminster’s neighbourhood policing team, which is planning to show people how to keep one step ahead of the crooks.

Officers will be holding two crime prevention open days in the coming days – at Hawkchurch and Stockland.

Residents are being invited to drop in for a cuppa and an informal chat, and the team will also be offering a free property marking service.

Any items brought along will be stamped with a state-of-the-art engraving machine. People with larger items they want to have marked can book a home visit by an officer.

The Hawkchurch open day takes place in the village hall on Saturday, April 6, from 9am to 5pm. At Stockland the session is on Saturday, April 13, also in the village hall, between 10am and 4pm.

An Axminster police spokesman said: “The message is please don’t wait until you become a victim of crime before you think about your home security.

Take 10 minutes to come and see what you can do to prevent becoming a victim in the first place.


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