Burglary occurs when someone enters property illegally with the intention of committing a crime such as theft, damage or injury.
Burglary does not have to occur in a building; gardens, outbuildings, sheds, garages and building sites are commonly targeted too.
Burglary in progress
If a burglary is in progress, call 999.
What should I do if my house is broken into?
Enter unless you are sure the burglar has left
Touch or move anything to preserve potential fingerprints
Walk across the floors as the burglar may have left footprints
- Call us on 101
- Contact your bank and card providers
- Contact your insurance company
- Wait until a decision has been made on forensics before arranging for damaged locks, doors or windows to be repaired or replaced
Register your property
To register valuable or stolen items, visit the Immobilise website.
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