With the Christmas season fast approaching , the Royal Police force of Antigua and Barbuda has issued some tips for the safety of the public.
Individuals are being advised to take into consideration their own personal safety and security, and pay closer attention to what is happening around them. they are being advised to avoid exposing valuables, such as cash and jewelry in public places.
Leaving valuables items in the view of passerbies is aslo being advised against as it could result in vandalism and even theft.
Homeowners are also being encouraged to pay attention to the security of their homes and businesses, and ensure that they use proper locking and security mechanisms to protect their property and potential home and business owners are advised to pay regular checks at construction sites to ensure that building materials are still there and secured.
Livestock and vegetable farmers are also called upon to make regular visits to their farms to ensure everything remains intact. They are further asked to report all suspicious activities to the police as soon as applicable.
The alleged thefts of Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) Cylinders are becoming a concern for the police. Residents are therefore advised to use proper security measures to secure these items at their homes and businesses. Anyone with information concerning the theft of LPG cylinders should bring it to the attention of the police without delay.
The police are also warning members of the public to desist from purchasing items that are believed to have been stolen or illegally obtained. If you have any information about suspicious transactions or illegal activities, report it to the nearest police station or call the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913, or 462-3914.