Christmas card has advice to beat burglars

A warning Christmas card sent out to burglars by Northamptonshire Police
A warning Christmas card sent out to burglars by Northamptonshire Police

Police are hoping a Christmas card with a special message to burglars will dissuade them from carrying out burglaries during the festive period.

The Christmas card-style leaflet is part of a Northamptonshire Police campaign to reduce burglary across the county.

The card is to be distributed to those people being monitored by the force as a means of reminding them they are still under police surveillance.

Meanwhile, a separate card being handed out is asking householders to make sure they are not inviting burglars into their home by making it an easy target for thieves.

It highlights things thieves look for when choosing which house to burgle, and encourages people to keep keys and valuables out of sight, use dusk-to-dawn lighting and keep hedges trimmed so neighbours can keep an eye on your property while you are away.