Gloucestershire Constabulary make some sensible recommendations for students:
Cheltenham Police are reminding students to keep their accommodation secure. The warning comes after two student homes in the town were burgled last week.
Sergeant Mark Stephens from Whaddon Safer Community Team, who are responsible for policing issues at the Francis Close Hall, Hardwicke and Pitville campuses said: “Sadly student houses are an easy target for burglaries as with several people coming and going from the property they are easily left insecure.”
“If you add up the cost of everything you own, ipod, television, bike, laptop and mobile phone, you’ll probably be surprised at the amount it comes to.
“Along with the financial ramifications of losing these items it can also be very upsetting and devastating to your university work if any of your notes were stored on the stolen items.”
In addition to registering property on the Immobilise Property Register, Cheltenham police also make these sensible suggestions:
- A remarkable number of burglaries occur because a window or door has been left open, so make sure you keep them closed.
- Do not leave cash or valuables on display in your room and make sure valuable items cannot be seen from the window.
- During the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays take all items of value home with you.
- Make sure your property is insured.
- Get valuables security marked.
To see the orginal article in full go to: Space – University of Gloucestershire Students Union