30/10/2017Information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary
PETERB0ROUGH BURGLARY UPDATE
10 burglaries logged this week.
CF0610521017 – Monday 23/10/17 – 15.14hrs – Loire Court Millfield
This is a supported living block for young adults. Unknown offenders kicked the front door down , they stole furniture and large white goods.
CF0611441017 – Monday 23/10/17 – 21.30hrs – Dogsthorpe Road
The victim was at home at the time of the offence. 'Known persons' reached in through an open bedroom window and taken cash from a desk underneath. 2 people have been arrested and charged with this offence.
CF0612081017 – Monday 23/10/17 -Tuesday 24/10/17 – Sutton Heath Rd, Sutton
Offenders entered a house being renovated though an insecure window.
Nothing appears to have been stolen, but items have been disconnected and moved within the property. An unknown vehicle was left on the driveway which has been recovered by police for CSI examination.
CF0614451017 – Wednesday 25/10/2017 – Northfield Road
This house is under renovation and the owners were at the property at the time of the incident.
Offender has entered the address through an unlocked front door and has stolen a mobile telephone, laptop and handbag from inside the kitchen.
A person has now been charged and remanded for this offence and a mobile telephone recovered.
CF0614811017 – 01/06/2017 to Wednesday 25/10/2017 – Gladstone Street
The property is currently empty, entry is via a rear door that has been damaged.
Neighbours report that people have been seen coming and going from the address.
CF0615101017 – Monday 23/10/17 to Tuesday 24/10/17 – Wilberforce Road
Victim was at home at the time of the offence. Entry has been gained through an insecure bathroom window
TV and a mobile telephone stolen.
CF0619331017 Friday 27/10/17 – Alexander Road
The property was unoccupied at the time, as the victim had gone out. The offenders climbed through a small window in the conservatory. Cash, mobile phone and a watch have been stolen.
CF0621441017 – Saturday 28/10/17 – Newark Avenue
Occupant was at the location cleaning out the garage when offenders have walked in through the insecure front door. A handbag has been stolen.
CF0621641017 – Saturday 28/10/17 – Manton, Bretton
Victim was out all day when entry has been gained.
The rear patio door has been smashed and entry gained.
A Laptop and a mobilephone have been stolen.
CF0622501017 – Sunday 29/10/17 – Dogsthorpe Road
Offenders have ripped out the downstairs toilet window and climbed in, they then smashed an internal door to gain access to the kitchen. Victim heard the 'smashing' and come downstairs, believed offenders were disturbed as nothing has been stolen.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting the relevant crime number or visit
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
POLICE are urging residents to check their home security as the clocks go back and the evenings start to draw in.
With more homes empty after sunset, police officers are concerned the number of burglaries could rise.
However, an increase in crimes over the darker months could be avoided if homeowners take a few simple steps.
With the clocks going back one hour on Sunday (29 October) offences can start to increase.
It is usually an opportunist offence so there are steps people can take to remove the temptation for burglars.
Keeping possessions out of sight and making it seem like someone’s at home are two good starting points.
Police are offering the following advice:
· Install good lighting, for example exterior lights with dawn-to-dusk sensors.
· Use timer switches. These can be linked to lighting or even a radio giving the impression that someone is at home. The new smart technology means these can be switched on remotely through mobile phone applications.
· Close your blinds or curtains at night, preventing people from looking into your home.
· Keep windows and doors secure, and lock side gates, even if you are at home.
· Do not leave spare keys hidden outside – a burglar will always look for these first.
· Mark your valuables – with your post code and house number.
· Do not leave car keys near the front door or anywhere easy to find.
|Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)|
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