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Tips from Lilburn's Police Dept. for a safe Holiday season

Lilburn - Posted December 1, 2011

The FBI reports that nearly 400,000 burglaries occur during November and December alone.  70% of burglars are amateurs, just looking for easy targets.  Of the easy targets, there is a new and growing trend, which is the theft of air conditioner units.  No longer is it enough to have a deadbolt, your entire home perimeter should be secure.

To make sure you and your home don't make the next crime report, we can determine what burglars are looking for and how to improve security for the holidays and all year long.

Most burglars are creatures of opportunity, trolling for easy pickings. They are looking for signs of what may be an easy target:

  • Christmas tree lights.
  • Gift boxes in the trash.
  • Notes on the door saying, "I'll be home at 3."
  • Valuables seen through windows.
  • Over-stuffed mailboxes.
  • Garbage cans left on the street.
  • Windows and doors in disrepair.
  • Unsecured screen or storm doors.
  • Poor or no outdoor lighting.
  • Unlocked sheds and barns.
  • Uncaged air conditioners.
  • Concealment, such as shrubs and fences.

Contact Captain Ben Haynes at 770-921-2211, if you would like more information about keeping your home and belongings secure during the holidays.