Battling Burglaries

In response to a rash of burglaies in homes in the Town of Mamaroneck and Larchmont Village,



The Town of Mamaroneck Police Department will be hosting a Crime Prevention Presentation for residents at the Weaver St Firehouse on Wednesday December 16th at 7PM.
 from the Town of Mamaroneck Police:
The following burglary prevention checklist will help you protect your homes from intrusion:
❑ Secure any sliding doors. Put a steel rod in the door channel. Install 2 or 3 screws in the overhead track to reduce the chance of the door being lifted out of the track.
❑ Look into installing a burglar alarm system. Some alarms link to a central station who in turn contact the police.
❑ Have a wide-angle door viewer (peephole) installed in your front door so you can see who is at the door.
❑ Don’t keep your valuables in the master bedroom. Store valuables in a safe deposit box. If you do keep valuables in your house store them in an obscure location; ie. basement or kitchen.
❑ Use an engraving pen to write your current driver’s license number on your property. Burglars don’t want marked merchandise.
❑ Keep bushes and trees near your house well trimmed. Thick, tall shrubbery provides cover for a burglar and lets him work undetected.
❑ Keep the area around your house well lit. This will discourage burglars. Motion sensor lighting is optimal.  
❑ Make sure that the locks on your doors and windows are strong and secure and then use them.
❑ Display "Beware" signs. If you have a dog or an alarm system, put up signs that say you do. They deter thieves.
❑ Make a home inventory list, complete with photos or video. Store this list away from your home.
❑ Never leave a house key in an obvious place such as a mailbox or under a doormat.
❑ Be careful with your keys. Put your house and car keys on separate key rings, and don’t put identification tags on keys.
❑ Have a security plan for when you are on vacation. Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up mail, newspapers, etc.
❑ Be wary of wrong numbers and teach children what to say to strangers on the phone.
❑ If someone knocks on your door “looking for a lost pet” or for a person who doesn’t reside at the residence, etc, call the police.
❑ Keep your doors and windows locked.
❑ If you see or hear something or someone that doesn’t seem right, call the police.
❑ If you discover that your home has been burglarized, call the police. If possible try not to disturb anything inside the house as burglars sometimes leave valuable evidence behind.


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