Please find below your weekly Neighbourhood Watch Crime Bulletin.
Friday 29th of June 2012 – Thursday 5th of July 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/12/4032 – Between the hours of 23:30 on Tuesday the 3rd of July and 06:00 on Wednesday the 4th of July 2012 a property in ANCHOR HILL, KNAPHILL was subject to a BURGLARY.
During this time it is thought that the offender/offenders gained access to the occupied property via an open rear ground floor window. Once in they then managed to steal a number of items including the keys to the occupant’s vehicle which they then subsequently stole.
Since this incident local police have managed to recover the stolen vehicle and arrest two males in relation to the burglary.
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. With modern doors this will involve lifting the internal handle to engage all the bolts and hooks before locking. 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.
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