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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Report burglary

Burglary occurs when someone enters property illegally with the intention of committing a crime such as theft, damage or injury.

Burglary does not have to occur in a building; gardens, outbuildings, sheds, garages and building sites are commonly targeted too.

Burglary in progress

If a burglary is in progress, call 999.

What should I do if my property is broken into?

Do not

  • Enter unless you are sure the burglar has left
  • Touch or move anything to preserve potential fingerprints
  • Walk across the floors as the burglar may have left footprints


  • Call us on 101
  • Contact your bank and card providers
  • Contact your insurance company
  • Wait until a decision has been made on forensics before arranging for damaged locks, doors or windows to be repaired or replaced

Register your property

To register valuable or stolen items, visit the Immobilise website.

Report shoplifting

Find out how to report shoplifting.

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