Monday, November 18, 2019
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Police in Lochaber are offering security advice to local businesses after a series of recent thefts from commercial premises in the area.

Officers have received reports of break-in incidents affecting rural properties in Glenfinnan, Ardgour and Fort William areas in the last few days

Items stolen have included small amounts of cash and foodstuffs.

Enquiries are ongoing locally and officers working in Preventions and Interventions are now urging other businesses to be on their guard and to take precautions.

Constable Keri Jones said: "All of these recent incidents have occurred in quiet rural areas, which are unfortunately not safe from crime.

"Isolated areas allow opportunistic thieves ideal conditions to operate undisturbed and unnoticed so it is vitally important that basic security steps are followed to keep properties and their contents safe.

"Businesses are reminded to secure their properties, ensuring money kept within is correctly stored.

"Try to avoid storing anything of any value somewhere it can be seen from outside the building.

"The addition of security lights around your property can also help to deter criminal activity.

"If any doubt about suspicious activity, report it giving as much detail as possible to help us.

"Enquiries are ongoing into the most recent incidents and if you any information relating to any suspicious behaviour call us on 101 as soon as you can."


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