Urgent warning to Britons on Jubilee getaways as homes become targets for thieves

BRITS on Jubilee getaways have been warned their homes could become targets for thieves.

Home security expert Elizabeth Johns urged travelers to heed her security warning to prevent their homes from being vulnerable targets.

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Home security expert Elizabeth Johns has warned Brits to do one thing to keep their homes safe
Travelers were seen braving heavy traffic to escape, but could have left their homes in danger

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Travelers were seen braving heavy traffic to escape, but could have left their homes in dangerCredit: LNP

It comes as holidaymakers have traveled in droves for their spring getaways with massive delays on major highways.

RAC experts predicted 19.5million road journeys would be made between Wednesday and Sunday thanks to the double bank holiday.

The company warned that Friday, June 3 would be the busiest day to hit the road, as around 3.6 million people traveled by car.

But Elizabeth says vacant homes left behind are ideal targets for opportunistic scammers, but she has a handy tip to help.

The manager of Locksmith L&E Ltd said: “A lot of people are going somewhere else or to another party.

“If you go away and leave your property unattended, I would always say if you have a friend around, ask them to keep an eye on the house.”

The warning comes after homeowners were told to take extra precautions as burglars started using blowtorches to break into homes.

Elizabeth, company director at locksmith L&E Ltd, said: “The reason intruders use torches is that they are trying to pull the handle around it, so they can get a good grip on the lock to then break it.

“On standard locks, once the lock engages, the door opens.

“So it’s about having access to try to get that lock right.”

Previously, Elizabeth has offered advice to people on how to keep their engines safe, with people often waking up to find their vehicle missing.

In order to avoid losing your valuables, Elizabeth recommended keeping car keys out of sight, as well as securing your property.

She said: ”Usually that’s what we see – they’re looking for car keys normally.

”Cars are obviously high value, an easy target.

“We’re all guilty of coming home after a hard day and putting the car keys aside and forgetting about it.

“If you have a weak or poorly constructed lock, it only adds fuel to the fire. ”

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Nearly 20 million people were expected to hit the road over the Jubilee long weekend

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Nearly 20 million people were expected to hit the road over the Jubilee long weekend

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