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Burglary reported Worcester Lane Four Oaks

Alert message sent 13/08/2020 12:57:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police

Dear Citizen.
At 3.18am on the 13th August' 20 the occupants of an address in Worcester Lane were awoken by an unknown offender standing on their bin .
The offender was reaching through an open top UPVC window and attempting to open the larger window below it.
On being disturbed by the victims the offender, and a second waiting offender made off on foot.
This incident shows the potential provided by wheelie bins for offenders to take advantage of when wanting to gain height to reach an open window, climb a fence , or onto a flat roof.
Please if possible store bins in a secure place, or out of sight  away from gates and fences .
Consider securing the bins together, or to a wall to make it difficult for offenders to move them into a position to use as a  climbing aid.
In this incident the offenders have taken advantage of the bin to reach through an open window.
In the recent hot weather many of us have opened windows to attempt to help keep a little cooler .
Please ensure that if a window is open that it is not accessible , such as in this case by the use of a bin.
If a smaller window is left open please lock any larger windows so they cannot be opened by someone reaching through .
Please do not  leave ground floor windrows open .
Please ensure access points to the rear of your property are secure , close and lock gates and ensure fences are secure .
For more burglary advice please visit: www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk  search burglary prevention.
Message sent by
Saul Smith (Police, PCSO, Four Oaks NHT)

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