Burglary – Houghton Way

On Thursday 19th October between 6.30pm and 8.30pm a house on Houghton Way, Birstall was broken into.  Access was by smashing a rear French door.  It is not known at present what items were stolen.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Birstall Burglaries – 18-19th October

Overnight on Wednesday 18th / Thursday 19th October, the following incidents have been recorded:-

At approximately 1.50am a house in Walker Road was broken into.  The occupants were disturbed by a noise then heard male voices, went to investigate and saw their car being driven off at speed.  Access was via a rear patio door.  The car keys were stolen together with the car, an Audi Q5.

At approximately 1.57am, the alarm at Boots Chemist on Sibson Road was activated by burglar(s).  Access was by removing a glass panel in the front door and some minor value items were taken from shelves.  Police officers attending the previous incident were able to respond quickly and it is thought that the culprits were disturbed.

At approximately 3.00am, there was an attempted burglary at a property in Birstall Road (backing onto the playing field).  A small window in a rear door was smashed, but there were several dogs on the premises that started barking and it is believed that culprits were scared off without gaining access.

Were you in any of these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

How Embarrassing!

You may have received an alert email from us about two items posted yesterday, 17th October, entitled “Greetings” and “Hello world. This is my website!”.

They make no sense, other than to tell us that our website has been hacked in some way.

These items were not posted by us and have been removed. So, please ignore them.

The subsequent email message was automatically generated by us in the normal way to alert you that there were new posts and should be no threat to your devices. However, it might be wise to delete it just to be on the safe side.

We have already taken steps to make access to the website secure again.

So there is the lesson: It can happen to any of us – even Neighbourhood Watch!

Burglary – Wanlip

Overnight on Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th October, a house on Rectory Road, Wanlip was burgled.  Entry was by smashing an upstairs window, although an attempt was also made to enter by forcing a ground floor window first.  Details of items stolen is not known at this time.

An attempt was also made to steal a car, but they crashed into a wall and replaced it on the driveway.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Thefts from vehicles

There have been a number of vehicles broken into in the last couple of days.  At present at least 7 are known and there may well be others yet to be reported.  No witnesses or CCTV images have yet been identified.

Two of the vehicles have had locks forced and/or windows broken, but in the majority of incidents there is no sign of forced entry suggesting that the vehicles may have been left unlocked.  Not a great deal appears to have been stolen in these incidents.

Please check (and recheck) that vehicles are securely locked at night and that everything of value is removed.

If you see or hear anything suspicious around vehicles, please phone the police immediately.  If you have any information or know of any CCTV images, please report it by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Attempted Garage Break-in

At approximately 12.45 am on Monday 18th September, a man was disturbed while trying to break into a locked garage at a house on Greengate Lane.  An automatic security light came on and attracted the attention of a neighbour who then shouted at him.  The man, described as ‘Burly’, eventually walked away in no apparent hurry.

This incident was reported to the police at the time, but it is  not known if any other properties in the area were similarly attacked.  Please check your property and report any incidents by dialling 101, the police non-emergency number.

It is essential to make sure that all sheds/garages and side access gates are securely locked when not in use and especially overnight.  With the onset of darker evenings, it would be a good time to check and review all such locks and any security lighting etc.

(Information from local Neighbourhood Watch coordinator)

Burglary – Hill Rise

Around midday on Friday 18th August, a house in Hill Rise (close to the junction with The Wayne Way) was burgled.  Entry was gained by forcing a rear door and window.  The intruder was disturbed by the occupant returning home and fled without taking anything.  He is described as a White male, early 20’s with ‘Orange’ hair (assumed that this means ginger) and wearing blue trousers and a blue top.  A search of the area was made at the time but the male was not located.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)