Jewellery Thefts in Manchester

Date Posted: 12-09-2017

A report by the Manchester Evening News has highlighted a recent increase in the amount of homes around Manchester which are being targeted by jewellery thieves. 

It's reported that there has been 18 high-value jewellery thefts, targeting Asian families in the Bolton area.

Who Are the Victims?

Thieves have been predominantly targeting Asian families across the Bolton area of Greater Manchester. Jewellery plays a large part in Asian culture, which is believed to be a distinctive part of the reasoning behind these targeted thefts.

The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) claim that these thefts are being specifically targeted in order to seize gold jewellery and cash. Some victims have reported being threatened with violence and weapons such as screwdrivers by the burglars.

The GMP claims that these thefts were specifically targeted in order to seize gold jewellery and cash.

How to Keep Jewellery Safe

Taking a few small measures to securing your home will help to deter burglars from targeting you and your family. We’ve pulled a together a few ideas to consider:

1. Lights

Installing smart lights and timers inside the home as well as motion sensor lights around the exterior of the property will help to ensure your house is well lit and uninviting to intruders.

2. Locks

Ensuring your doors and windows all have strong locks such as deadbolts or double locking systems make it much harder for burglars to gain access to your home.

3. Alarms and CCTV

Installing an alarm system is one of the best ways to scare off intruders should they gain access to your home, drawing unwanted attention to their presence and alerting neighbours to contact the police.

CCTV systems will record footage of any suspicious behaviour around your property which can be used as evidence to help identify and prosecute offenders.

4. Safe Storage

The police recommend investing in a home safe or using a safety deposit box away from your property to securely store valuables such as jewellery, cash and important documents.

Should an intruder gain access to your property, knowing that your valued possessions are being protected in another location provides additional peace of mind. Safe deposit boxes are extremely cost effective and can be rented for as little as 3 months.

At The Safe Deposit Centre Manchester, our boxes come in a range of sizes, with the option for an electronic or key locking system. Contact us to enquire about a box or call 0161 273 748 to speak to a member of the team.