Housebreaking Advice

Unfortunately we have had a number of reports of theft by housebreaking in the Tayside area over the last few days.  Although Housebreaking can occur at any time of the year, dark houses can give the appearance of being empty due to lack of lights etc. The risk in all circumstances can be greatly reduced with the use of Crime Prevention measures, they will greatly reduce both the chances of your home becoming a target.

A few prevention measures would be inside/outside lighting, alarm systems, CCTV and the securing of doors and windows.  Also careful consideration should be given to what you post on social media sites, especially if you are going on holiday or going out for the evening.

Please report any unusual activity to Police, either by phone (101) in person or at a police office i.e. people offering work in the area, cards being posted through the door offering to carry out work. Criminals can use this as a method of identifying potential targets and by reporting this information to the police, it may help us identify groups or individuals who may be involved.

Be aware that thieves often take tools from a garage or she, to help them break into premises, so ensure your property/tools are always locked away!

Should you wish to receive crime prevention advice for your premises, whether that be physical security, CCTV, secure key storage options or anything else related to keeping your premises safe, please contact our Partnerships, Interventions and Preventions Department by email at

Recent Incidents

About 5:30am, Thursday 17th November, a rock was thrown the window of a white Ford Transit, smashing same, in Foyers Way, Crieff. (CR/111452/22)

Between 5pm, Wednesday 16th and 7am, Thursday 17th November, a whacker plate was stolen from Legion Park, Queens Park, Comrie. (CR/112768/22)

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.