Sacramento police urge residents to take measures to protect their homes, citing a recent increase in daytime residential burglaries in Sacramento.
Investigators have determined that the majority of the burglaries have occurred between 8 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Land Park, Pocket, Greenhaven and Curtis Park areas. As a result, the department is devoting additional resources to trying to prevent property crimes, according to a Police Department news release.
Although recent arrests have been made in relation to the cases, police encourage residents to take steps to protect their homes and to immediately report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.
Suggested home security measures include:
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- Install an alarm system and use security decals as visual deterrents. Burglars often seek out homes that do not appear to have alarm systems.
- Use adequate exterior lighting. Avoid lighting that creates blind spots, and make sure problem areas are well lighted.
- Trim trees and shrubs to prevent hiding places for intruders.
- Use locking gates between front and rear yards.
- Lock doors and windows when leaving the house, even if it is only for a short time.
- Keep garage doors shut and locked.
- Do not use “hide-a-keys.” Burglars often know where to find them.
- If you notice something suspicious, report it to police.
- Use social media to stay connected with the Police Department and the rest of the community, and to gain valuable information and updates.