Further to a recent message about burglaries in the city north area sent by my colleague, I wanted to provide some more information about recent incidents on the Beechdale beat specifically.
During the daytime on 18 and 19 July two nearby properties on Cropton Crescent & Pearce Drive have been targeted by thieves. In one case, entry was gained via a rear kitchen window and items stolen from within; whilst in the other no entry was gained but was attempted via rear patio doors.
There have been a number of recent daytime burglaries in the wider area, with thieves typically targeting rear windows or patio doors as a means of entry - I previously also sent messages regarding similar incidents on Robinswood Road and Dairy Square over the past couple of weeks.
We intend to have increased patrols in the area and I would encourage you to report any suspicious behaviour using the 101 non-emergency number – or 999 when appropriate and an immediate response is required.
Crime in the area has continued to fall during recent months; however these incidents serve as a reminder that there are still dishonest people around looking for an opportunity to steal valuable property. Please remain alert and ensure that appropriate security measures are taken, such as setting your house alarm, ensuring doors/windows are locked and keys removed and items are not left on display. Valuables can also be marked with Smartwater (contact me to obtain a free pack) and serial numbers registered on the Immobilise property database www.immobilise.com.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require security advice, a free Smartwater pack, or be interested in Neighbourhood Watch. When talking to neighbours, please do also let them know about this Nottinghamshire Alert service, which will enables us to pass this information to even more residents via email or text message.
PCSO 4697 Dan WEAVER
Beechdale Safer Neighbourhoods Team,
Broxtowe Police Station.
If you would like further advice, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or visit www.nottinghamshire.police.uk. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always dial 999. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information about crime in your area.