Police beat: 17/11/11

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Police Officers in Forfar are again appealing for witnesses or anybody who has any information regarding the following crimes to come forward and contact Tayside Police on the non emergency contact number of 0300 111 2222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and assist them with their enquiries.

Please quote the crime number shown at the top of the crime article:

Attempted housebreaking:- CR/037605/11. An attempt was made to break in to commercial premises in Queenswell Road, Forfar between 5pm on Friday, November 10 and 7am on Saturday, November 11.

Operation After Dark: The increasing hours of darkness provide opportunities for a potential thief.

A property left in the dark in late afternoons or early evenings is a house that looks unoccupied and is a temptation for criminals.

Members of the public are reminded to endeavour to make properties safe by taking simple security measures. Setting timers on internal lights and radios gives the impression that the house is occupied.

Fitting or checking external security lights are in working order, and locking all doors, windows and sheds will improve the safety of the property.

Furthermore, valuables should be security marked with the relevant postcode and house number in order to increase the probability of the goods being returned to the rightful owner should they be recovered.

Be a good neighbour, particularly if you have older of vulnerable neighbours.

Anyone aware of any suspicious activity should contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222. Or, if you see a crime in progress, call 999.