Everyone is enjoying Dorset’s beaches this month, but Dorset Police is asking residents and visitors to ensure they don’t become a victim of theft.
The advice is to only take the possessions you really need to the beach and ask one of your group to stay with items when you are going into the sea or to the toilet. Also buy waterproof bags and pouches to store mobile phones, wallets and car keys while you are in the water.
Inspector Darren Harris said: “It is fantastic to see so many people visiting Dorset’s beaches this summer after a long and difficult year. One of the main aims of our summer policing operation is to prevent crimes from occurring in the first place and therefore reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime.
“While we have not experienced a rise in theft offences along our beaches, we are asking residents and visitors to follow these simple steps to make life very difficult for thieves.
“Our officers and police community support officers will continue their proactive patrols this summer, supported by Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) officers, council staff and the RNLI.”
You can find out more tips and advice by visiting: www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/home-property/. If you see a theft in progress, please dial 999 or approach an officer or member of council/RNLI staff.
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