Police had two burglaries reported in Hampton Vale over the past few days (Justice Way & Watersend Road) where offender(s) were able to gain entry due to insecure doors and/or windows.
These crimes occurred during daylight hours and a male was seen at the time: white, aged 18-20yrs with a skinny build and with a black hood up.
Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious immediately, make sure doors are secure even when you are at home. It only takes a few minutes for someone to enter and take handbags/wallets and/or phones.
Continuing with burglary, police have had a series of burglaries in the Stanground area and a male has been arrested in connection with these offences and will appear in court very soon.
Jewellery and laptops appeared to be the targeted items in these burglaries and all took place during daylight hours.
Police have been advised that an old email scam has returned. The email is apparently from HMRC and is to do with a tax refund and asks you to click on a link for a refund etc.
Please do not click any link and HMRC are asking that anyone receiving this email forward it to email@example.com so that they can investigate.
Finally, police are still seeing thefts from sheds and garages and bikes as well as tools are being taken.
Make sure sheds/garages are locked at all times and that you are using closed-shackle padlocks; steel plates for fixing bolts and good quality hasps and staples.
Lawnmowers, cycles and other expensive tools can be secured by a substantial steel chain looped through and securely fixed to an anchor firmly mounted to a re-enforced timber frame or concrete floor.
Alarms are also a great deterrent and remember to record the serial numbers of your bikes (normally found quite easily if you turn the bike upside down).
These serial numbers are unique and will be a great help to investigating officers should your bike be stolen.
Anyone wanting any home security advice can send me an email or give me a call and I will be happy to help.
Crime Reduction Officerhelen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07736 085 238
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