Increase in Burglaries Locally
Please be aware that the ward has experienced an increase in burglaries. Since approximately 1st August there have been 16; 12 of these have been substantive and 4 attempted.
The offences have occurred predominantly overnight between late evening and early hours of the morning. Entry has been gained through back patio doors, side and front windows and also through the front door. Five were from underground car parks.
Only 2 incidents had working house alarms which were activated when access attempted to be made; this we believed deterred the burglar who then made off.
Please consider your home security and take a moment to take an objective look at your premises to see any potential weak areas. The Safer Neighbourhood Team offers home security visits where we can offer advice. Please take a few moments to look at this link which offers some pointers and advice.
If you would like a visit, please do not hesitate to get in contact to arrange a suitable time.