In the run up to Christmas, Lisburn & Castlereagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in conjunction with the local police, are reminding people to keep themselves and their property safe and to be aware of scams whilst shopping online.
To promote this message, an advertising campaign and associated roadshows are being launched as part of the overall Christmas Crime Prevention Campaign.
The Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP, Councillor Brian Hanvey, said: “We cannot remind people enough of the importance of looking after themselves and their belongings, particularly at Christmas when there are gifts bought to give to friends and family. Please ensure that they are out of sight and not placed below Christmas trees, visible from outside your home. Unfortunately there are criminals who will invade your home and steal your personal belongings. My message to you is clear; make sure you do not invite burglars into your home by not securing your home properly and stay ahead of scams.
Superintendent David Beck, District Commander for Lisburn & Castlereagh added: “A high percentage of crime is opportunist in nature and so this Christmas we are seeking your assistance in preventing crime. We`re asking that you don’t let the criminal enjoy Christmas at your expense.”