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Moray residents warned to remain vigilant by Police Scotland following multiple break ins


By Ewan Malcolm

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POLICE Scotland have issued a warning to Moray residents to remain vigilant following multiple break ins in the area recently.

A property in the village of Dallas was broken into on Tuesday, May 10 between 7am and 5.10pm.

While a separate housebreaking took place the day prior in Mosstowie on Monday, May 9 between 9.30am and 5.45pm.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 by quoting the relevant incident number - PS-20220510-2571 for Dallas and PS-20220509-3037 for Mosstowie.

Constable Richard Russell, North East Crime Reduction Officer, said: "Remember the following simple steps in order to keep your property safe.

"Most housebreakings are carried out by opportunist thieves – so take away the opportunity and keep your home and possessions safe.

"Lock the Door. Obvious isn’t it? But some people don’t do it. Lock the door even if you’re only out for a short time.

"If you have window locks, lock those too. Why not keep the door locked when you are at home? This stops people coming in if you are in another part of the house or garden.

"Don’t leave your keys on the inside of locks or just inside the door.

"If you have a spare key, don’t leave it under a mat, plant-pot or other easy to spot place at home.

"Never keep house keys and car keys on the same ring. Make it as hard as possible to break into your home or to steal your car."

More information regarding home security can be found here.





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