RE: [MPD-5D] Safety Tips--After You've Opened the Gifts
- Happy Holidays!!Would you happen to know if anyone was caught in NE - Brookland -- a few weeks ago there were several robberies at gunpoint and the shooting around 14th and Newton.-----Original Message-----
From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Judy Ross
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Safety Tips--After You've Opened the Gifts
Great reminders... thank you!
"OFC K. A. SODIMU--MPDC- -4D--PSA- 401" <mpdc2368@comcast. net> wrote:Metropolitan Police DepartmentAfter You've Opened the GiftsBurglars know that many households have new, and oftentimes expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays especially items such as new computers and peripherals, stereo components, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In too many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other garbage. Avoid becoming an easy target for post-holiday burglars by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items in the alley or other garbage pick-up locations for several days at a time. Instead, break down any boxes you are throwing out, put them in garbage bags and place them inside a trash can. (In many cases, especially with computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping or moving in the future.) Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside in a garage, for example until the evening before your regular garbage pick-up. Some burglars actually look inside garbage cans for evidence of holiday gifts. And, of course, if you see someone suspicious casing your alley, call the Metropolitan Police Departments non-emergency number, 3-1-1. If you see a burglary in progress, call 9-1-1.The holidays are a good time to updateor createyour home inventory. Take photos or make videos of items, and list descriptions and serial numbers. If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file.Make sure things like TVs, CD'S, VCRs, stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, sports equipment, jewelry, silver, computers, home office equipment, and power tools are on the list. Remember to check it twice!OFFICER K. A. SODIMU.
M. P. D. C.
P. S. A.-- 401
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