Witness appeal after break-in at house in Marlborough

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a house on Isbury Road, Marlborough.

The incident happened between the late evening of Friday 3 March 2017 and the early hours of Saturday 4 March 2017 – unknown suspect(s) managed to force a small window and then open a larger one.

It’s believed the suspect(s) did not enter the property and nothing was taken.

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PC Rich Barratt said:  “I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Isbury Road area of Marlborough around this time.
“This is a big residential area, it’s possible someone saw or heard something.
“If you think you can help, please contact me.”

If you can help with our enquiries please contact PC Rich Barratt on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

To improve the security in and around your home please remember the following advice:

• Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when just in the garden. And make sure you have approved locks or bolts to all doors and windows

• Never leave a spare key in a hiding place like in a plant pot or letter box- a thief knows all the hiding places

• Keep all keys, purses and wallets out of sight and away from the letterbox

• Consider installing a burglar alarm, and only use a company that is registered or certified with the NSI or the SSIAB

• Make sure that you have up to date contents insurance

• Register all serial numbers from electrical items, tools and garden equipment with Immobilise.com the free national property register. Mark items without serial numbers with an artificial DNA property marker such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA

• Do not keep large amounts of cash at home- it is much safer in a bank or building society

• Trim back any plants and hedges at the front of your property to no higher than 1 meter to remove hiding places

• Always report any suspicious activity, note any vehicle registrations, descriptions of persons involved and direction of travel

• Use a timer to set lights to mimic your usual activity when you are not at home

• Take photographs of all jewellery including hallmarks and keep them safe. Also consider using an artificial DNA property marker on jewellery or other valuable items

• Make sure any bolts are low enough so they cannot be opened by reaching over the top of the gate