Hengrave residents urged to be vigilant against burglars
Police are urging residents to be vigilant against burglars after a spate of crimes in the Hengrave area overnight between Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 January.
Some time between 6pm on January 7 and 9am on January 8, burglars gained entry to four vehicles that had been left unlocked while parked in the driveway of residential premises in Bury Road, Hengrave.
A Tom Tom satellite navigation system, an iPhone charger and a selection of hand tools were stolen from a white Ford transit van and cash was stolen from the glovebox of a silver Ford Mondeo.
An unlocked green Landrover Discovery was also entered and searched but nothing stolen.
Unlocked vehicles and outbuildings in Mill Road, Hengrave were accessed by burglars some time between 10pm January 7 and 7.30am January 8.
A Dewalt builder’s radio was stolen from an outbuilding located at the rear of a residential property and two vehicles that had been left unlocked outside the property were also entered.
A Samsung mobile phone and an Alba stacker system were stolen from a black BMW.
An unlocked white Ford Mondeo was entered and searched but nothing was taken.
In the same road, two unlocked garden sheds were entered but nothing taken.
Also in Mill Road, between 6pm on January 6 and 7am January 7, burglars forced entry to a double garage behind a residential property and stole a man’s black Trek Fuel Ex 8 bike and a man’s black Universal Unisport mountain bike from within.
Both bikes are easily identifiable.
The Trek bike has bright yellow cleat pedals, mudguard and saddle bag and the Universal bike has the words ‘United Merida Freeriders’ printed close to the sprocket.
Police are linking all the above incidents and are asking anyone with information to call them on 101.
Police are also urging residents to ensure that all houses, outbuildings and vehicles are left locked and secured at all times.
Cash and valuable items should not be left in unattended vehicles and any suspicious activity should be reported to police immediately on 101.
Tackling burglary is a current priority for police under Operation Drawbridge, aimed at reducing the number of these crimes occurring across the county.
Officers are asking members of the public to take simple crime prevention measures to help keep their homes and property safe
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (January 24) Echo.
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