Last week we had two events of note a Burglary dwelling and a Burglary other then Dwelling in the Stapleford South West area.
The Burglary dwelling happened on Saturday between 6pm and 7pm on Brookhill Street entry was gained through a secure back window.
The Burglary Other than dwelling occurred in the early hours of Monday Morning on Derby Road where a front window was smashed and the cash register taken.
If you saw anything suspicious around the times or in the locations please call 101
Can I take this chance to again remind shop owners that over the county there has been a spate of eateries broken in to and to request that no cash is left on site over night, and if possible leave the till open to show passerby’s that it is empty. If you have an alarm please ensure that it is working and activated every time you close up for the day.
Could I also remind Residents?
- Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar. If you can get into your house without keys then so can a burglar.
- Fit strong locks to all external doors and easy to reach windows – such as those on the ground floor, above flat roofs or near drainpipes.
- Window locks with keys should be fitted to all downstairs and easy to reach windows. Even small windows, such as skylights, should be lockable – thieves can get through any gap larger than a human head
- A locked window is often enough to deter a criminal. Would-be thieves do not like to smash glass as the noise means they are likely to draw attention to their crime and they risk injuring themselves on broken glass
- Fit an approved burglar alarm to your home. A good quality alarm that is visible from the outside of the property will deter burglars
- Outside lighting will make your home less appealing to burglars and draw attention to anyone trying to break in
- When you’re away from home use timer switches to make it appear your property is occupied. Timer switches connected to radios and lamps in rooms where curtains are drawn will make burglars think twice before attempting to break in Mark all your valuable property and electrical items with your postcode and house number using an ultra violet (UV) marker
- Keep a list of serial numbers for electrical items. This should be kept somewhere safe and passed to the police if the goods have been stolen.
- Register the serial numbers of your valuables FREE OF CHARGE with the Immobilise online database. Registration means that if your belongings are stolen, the police will be able to return them to you if they are recovered
- Photograph your jewellery, ornaments, paintings or any other items that cannot be security marked. For a modest charge, you can register photographs of your valuables on Immobilise
- If you’re going to be away from home, consider buying a small safe that is hidden and securely fixed, for storing cheque books, credit cards, passports, jewellery and any other valuable items.
If there is anything that you would like to speak to your local beat team about please do not hesitate to contact myself, PCSO 7408 Dean Bardill or PC 2631 Chris Copley either by ringing 101 extension 855 5761 or
PCSO 4687 Craig Gealy