State police: Avoid becoming an easy target for burglars

December 27, 2018

Connecticut State Police urges residents to avoid leaving empty boxes of new gifts in plain view by their garbages to prevent becoming easy targets for burglars.

“In too many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other garbage,” state police said.

The agency said residents should make sure they’re not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items near their garbage pick-up locations for several days ahead of the pick-up.

Instead, state police said, residents should break down any boxes and put them in your recycling bins the night before or morning of pick-up.

Anyone who see suspicious activity should call 911 immediately.

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