Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LAPD: Five things that your friendly burglar wants to tell you.

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Wednesday March 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

LAPD - West Valley

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Advisory: Five things that your friendly burglar wants to tell you.

Hi Bel-Air Association,

1. I love computer laptops – easy to carry and easy to sell! But I fear that you had enough gumption to install a locater program to locate your laptop like – LoJack for Laptops, or if you have an Apple computer, iPAD, iPHONE – Mobile Me!

2. I love homes that are not well lit or homes with overgrown bush and shrubbery, so I can hide if someone walks or drives by. It allows me to hide! Have adequate exterior lighting. A motion-sensitive light is recommended for backyards.

3. And when I get rid of what I have stolen – I know that hardly anyone keeps serial numbers or has engraved their ID on anything anymore. Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including a description of the items, date of purchase and original value, and serial numbers, and keep a copy in a safe place away from home -- this is a good precaution in case of fires or other disasters. Make a photographic or video record of valuable objects, heirlooms and antiques. Your insurance company can provide assistance in making and keeping your inventory.

4. And I love neighborhoods where the neighbors do not talk to one another – they have no idea what’s going on!

5.Form a Neighborhood Watch Group. They can help you work with your neighbors to improve security and reduce risk of burglary.

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Sent by LAPD - West Valley, 19020 Vanowen St, Los Angeles, CA 91335

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