Crime Update

There has been a significant rise in the number of suspicious incidents for example prowlers in rear gardens ,trying car doors and dwelling burglaries in the following wards

Humberston
New Waltham
Haverstoe

This is an extract via My Community Alert received today ( 1st Nov ) and whilst specific to the Humberston crime the information and advice is relevant to other similar offences that have been reported .

Police have received a report that a burglary has occurred between 15:30 and 18:30 hours on Tuesday 30 October 2018 on ROWAN DRIVE in HUMBERSTON.

It is believed that suspect(s) have gained entry through an insecure window and conducted a tidy search was conducted specifically in the main bedroom and kitchen – where a purse was taken from a handbag and jewellery.

How can you help?
1. Were you at home during this times, near to the target address?
2. Did you see or hear anything suspicious during the above times?
3. Was there someone in the area that seemed out of place?
2. Have you got any CCTV, that may place someone in the area, that does not reside at the address?

If the answer is ‘YES’ to any of the above questions, could you please reply to this Community Alert or contact 101 and quote Investigation Number 16/113948/18.

There have been a series of Burglaries within your Ward area and are asking for assistance from the community in building a picture of which people are frequenting your area.

The burglaries revolve around houses when the occupants are away and gaining entry via the rear of the property and targeting Jewellery items.

What is strange in this series is the lack of suspicious activity reports made by the local residents to the Police. Normally when we see a spike in offences we receive higher than normal amount of calls regards suspicious activity within the area.

The Police are asking residents to be vigilant when your neighbours are away and be aware of who is in your area and who you are seeing and speaking too. It can’t be lucky that the houses targeted are always empty.

Stay safe

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