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Burglary Alert The Croftway

Alert message sent 21/09/2019 16:17:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


There has been a house broken into on The Croftway on 20/09/2019 between 07.30 – 22.50hrs.
Between 07.30 – 22.50hrs offenders have gained entry via the rear entry of the property through on open/insecure window. Jewellery has been taken from property.
If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the above incident please call our non-emergency number 101, quoting the Log number: 3148 of 20/09/2019.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that most house burglaries and vehicle thefts are committed by opportunist thieves who can be deterred by adhering to simple security measures. Simple measures can often be enough to prevent a burglary occurring. By following the simple crime reduction tips listed below, you can further reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary. So, please consider the following;

1. In just under one third of burglaries, thieves gain access through an open window or door. Make sure doors and windows are locked, especially when leaving the house.
2. Secure your doors. Check the condition of the frames and glass panels. Fit devices such as chains and door viewers. Also, fit window locks, especially on the ground floor windows.
3. If you have normal front and back door, please consider installing composite front and back door. It is often unbreakable.
4. For UPVC Patio door, please consider installing Anti-Snap Locks and Pat Lock.

Be wary of suspicious vehicles/person(s) in your area. Check vehicle's registration number through DVLA by using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax.

If any crime is in progress please call us immediately on 999. Alternatively, if non-life threatening crime occurs, please visit our website for crime prevention advice or to report a crime by using our intelligent search service or Web-Chat at: www.west-midlands.police.uk.
Please also consider following the simple crime reduction tips listed below;

1. Property mark valuable items with a UV pen which is available at most DIY stores.
2. Consider installing house alarms and set it when you go out or go to bed. Please ensure that it’s working by conducting regular services.
3. Keep ALL keys (house and cars) away from doors and windows at all times.
4. Consider fitting a good standard steering lock for your vehicle. Most likely, it will deter the burglars entering your property for car keys.
5. Ensure that your vehicles are kept locked when unattended and valuable items are not kept or left in sight.
6. Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place, such as under the doormat or in a flowerpot – any offender(s) will look there first.
7. When you are out, leave a light on to give the impression that there is somebody at home. Timer switches can be fitted to operate radios and lights when you are out. Radios tuned to talk orientated stations can often give the impression that someone is talking inside.
8. Make sure that your sheds and garages are secure. Always lock ladders and tools away to stop a burglar using them.

Moreover, we recommend that you sign up to WMNow for regular updates in your area from your local neighbourhood police. It will allow us to send you alerts about crime in your area and advising you as how to protect yourself and property. You can sign up by going to www.wmnow.co.uk

Furthermore, we recommend that you join our Street Watch Scheme. It is open to people who want to work in partnership with the police and take a more active role in making their area/neighbourhood safer and more pleasant places to live. If you are interested and would like to find out more information, please send an e-mail to your local neighbourhood officer streetwatch@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, for more information about home security please visit our website at www.west-midlands.police.uk/saferhomes
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jade snookes (police , PCSO, Hand)

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