West Yorkshire Police have sent an alert with a checklist to try and help prevent any burglaries:
With the clocks going back an hour on Sunday 27th October and the nights drawing in, the fear is that opportunist burglars could target homes left empty in darkness. Simple measures can be put in place to help prevent being burgled.
-Could you use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out?
-Fake simulated TV units can give the impression that someone is in when your home is empty
-Take the time to ensure that your alarm system and bulbs in outside lights are in working order
-Don’t leave items of value on show through the ground floor windows
-Everyone at home should try get into the habit of locking the door even when at home. Remove the keys from the lock and keep them out of view/reach