Don’t make it easy for home break-in

Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong
Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

There has been a recent spate of break-ins to homes, with the offenders using an easy method of entry.

Unfortunately, some householders are leaving windows open, particularly on the ground floor when they’re out for short periods and, on some occasions, when they go to bed.

So offenders are finding it easy to reach in through open windows and gain access.

A break-in at your home is devastating and the trauma of the loss and feelings of violation are very impactful.

It only takes a few minutes to check that all your windows and doors are locked when you are going out or going to bed.

I also attended a meeting last week with a local councillor, residents, taxi firm representatives, Falkirk Council roads department and the Howgate Centre regarding indiscriminate parking behind the centre.

Many householders find their driveways blocked and the local streets difficult to navigate. Despite recent appeals for drivers to be considerate when parking in and around Falkirk town centre the problem persists.

I’d encourage all drivers to park responsibly. If you’re going to take a chance, there’s every likelihood you’ll return to a parking ticket.