Please find below your weekly Neighbourhood Watch Crime Bulletin.
Friday 15th of June 2012 – Wednesday 20th of June 2012
In Your Area
I have to report that in the last week the following crime/crimes occurred in or near to your area.
Crime Reference WK/12/3653 – Between the hours of 14:30 on Sunday the 17th of June and 07:10 on Monday the 18th of June 2012 a property in ALMA CLOSE, KNAPHILL was subject to a NON DWELLING BURGLARY.
During this time the offender/offenders gained access to a shed and stole a bicycle.
Outbuildings should be locked at all times. Large valuable items should be placed out of view and chained up to other items or a secure anchor point within the outbuilding. Items could also be property marked via engraving or painting your house number and postcode onto them. A record of their serial number should also be kept and registered onto a national property database, visit www.immobilise.com for further information.
Crime Reference WK/12/3677 – At approximately 01:00 on Sunday the 17th of June 2012 a property in BARTON CLOSE, KNAPHILL was subject to an ATTEMPT BURGLARY.
During this time the offender was disturbed trying to force open a rear door of an occupied property. They then fled without gaining entry.
The suspect is described as being a white male, aged 18 to 24 years old, skinny build, 5ft 9 in height, very freckly, wearing a black hoody.
The majority of burglaries that are committed occur at the rear of properties. For this reason it is important to deter access into your back gardens. Gates should be closed and locked at all times when not in direct use. Deter the scaling of gates and fences by adding trellis to the tops of them.
Please make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked when not in direct use. Please don’t think that because you are only popping out for a moment that it won’t happen to you!
Consider the installation of an intruder alarm in your home. Any alarm installed should ideally conform to standard BS EN 50131 and should be fitted by a company that is NSI (National Security Inspectorate) or SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) approved. Details of such companies can be found at www.nsi.org.uk or www.ssaib.co.uk
If you feel that you have witnessed any incident that may relate to the above crime/crimes please call 101 quoting the relevant crime number.
Sutton Green Suspect Arrested
Crime Reference WK/12/3589 – Between the hours of 23:30 on Thursday the 14th of June and 00:45 on Friday the 15th of June 2012 a resident witnessed a suspect trying to open vehicle doors in GUILDFORD ROAD, SUTTON GREEN.
Police were soon on scene and although the suspect fled from them he was soon detected, arrested and had his own vehicle seized. Another good example of where the information you provide can really help us to detect and prevent crime.
Can you please circulate the details of the crimes to the members of your watch if you think it will be of value. Remember that if you have elderly or vulnerable residents in your road this information may frighten them so be careful how you deliver this message.
Crime Prevention Design Advisor
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