Householders in Ballymoney are warned that criminals look upon the festive season as the prime time to benefit from their activities.
Over the coming weeks Police in Causeway Coast and Glens will be issuing advice and crime prevention tips to keep people safe in their homes, businesses, online, while out socialising and shopping as well as on the roads as part of ‘Operation Season’s Greetings’
Launching the initiative locally Superintendent John Magill said: “We would like everyone to have a crime free Christmas, however criminals look at the festive season in a different light - as the opportune time to benefit from crime.
“As part of this year’s Operation Season’s Greetings, officers will take extra steps to deter and detect criminals exploiting the busy festive season for their own ends – with a special focus being placed on preventing burglaries, keeping party-goers safe and preventing road traffic collisions.
“In the run up to Christmas I would also like to remind everyone of the importance of being vigilant and using basic, common sense, preventative measures to protect your home, vehicle and valuables. I would also ask you to look out for one another, particularly the more vulnerable in your community.”