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Braintree district: warning after thefts from key safes
12:21pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
POLICE are warning residents to be vigilant after a spate of thefts from key safes.
Thieves targeted homes in Laurence Avenue, Witham and Thorne Road in Kelvedon on August 11.
They removed the keys safes from the outside walls of the properties and let themselves inside, taking bank cards and cash.
Police are advising to leave spare keys with neighbours rather than in a key safe.
However if this is not practical officers advise residents to use the Supra C500 model and ensure they follow the manufacturer's guidlines.
Crime Reduction officer Stephen Armson-Smith said: "Residents should never fit and place a key safe in full view of passing pedestrians.
"If anyone is in doubt of how to fix one, they should use the manufacturer’s fitting service or a trader from Essex Trading Standards’ Buy with Confidence scheme.”
Anyone with information in connection with these burglaries is urged to contact detectives at Chelmsford police station on 101.