Please find below your weekly Neighbourhood Watch Crime Bulletin.
Friday the 30th of November 2012 – Thursday the 6th of December 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/12/7345 – Between the hours of 15:20 and 15:38 on Monday the 3rd of November an insecure bicycle was stolen from HERMITAGE ROAD, KNAPHILL.
Consider securing bicycles with a Sold Secure approved D-Lock, visit www.soldsecure.com to find products that meet this approval. A record of their frame number should also be kept and registered onto a national property database, visit www.immobilise.com for further information.
Crime Reference WK/12/7388 – Between the hours of 15:45 and 17:50 on Thursday the 6th of December 2012 a property in GORSEWOOD ROAD, KNAPHILL was subject to a BURGLARY.
During this time the offender/offenders gained access to the unoccupied property via an open window. At the time of writing it is unclear what had been stolen
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.
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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