Friday the 28th of December 2012 – Thursday the 3rd of January 2013
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/12/7859 – Between the hours of 16:00 on Friday the 28th of December and 14:00 on Saturday the 29th of December 2012 a ground floor flat in ALEXANDRA GARDENS, KNAPHILL was subject to a BURGLARY.
During this time the offender/offenders gained entry to the unoccupied property by forcing open a window. Once in the property the offender/offenders then managed to steal electrical equipment.
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 http://www.nsi.org.uk or http://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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