Theft of Lead Flashings

During the last month there has been three incidents of Lead Flashings being stolen from houses in the village.  ( Flashings are those small areas of metal at roof junctions and over bay windows and porches etc ).  All these incidents occurred overnight and in the Hallam Fields area, but similar incidents have occurred in other parts of the village previously.

Please report any suspicious vehicles or activity by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number or 999 if you believe a theft is in progress.

(Information from local beat officers)

Car Break-ins.

We have been given information that there has been a large number of incidents in Syston since the beginning of this month of cars being broken into overnight.

Please make sure that your vehicles are always left secure and that there are no items of value left in them.  Were possible, use your garage for parking overnight or try to park in an area that has lighting.

(Information from local police officers)

Recent Crimes.

Bramley Road (low numbers close to Orchard Road), between 6.00pm and 6.50pm on Wednesday 15th October a house was broken into by smashing a rear patio door.  A Vauxhall Vivaro van was stolen – registration DU12VBB.

Worcester Avenue (close to Melba Way), at approximately 9.20pm on Wednesday 15th October a house was brken into by smashing a rear patio door.  The intruder was disturbed by the occupant and left empty handed.  A black Mini convertable ( 04 reg )was seen in the area moments before the incident and may have been involved.

A silver coloured motorcycle, registration CT55MYW, has been stolen from a house in Gwendolin Avenue this morning, Thursday 16th October.

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 officers)

Recent Burglaries

1)   At approximately 9.40pm on Monday 13th October, a house on Wanlip Lane ( between Orchard Road and Lambourne Road ) was broken into.  Entry was by smashing a window in the rear door whilst the occupants were in the house.  No property was stolen.  One of the suspects is descibed as a white male aged 40-50 years old.  The suspects are believed to have left the property by going over a rear fence which means they would have come out into Bramley Road.  A small black car was also seen in the area and may have been involved.

2)   Overnight between 11.00pm on Wednesday 8th and 8.00am on Thursday 9th October a house on Church Road, Wanlip was entered via an insecure rear door.  Approximately £100 in Norwegian currency (Krona ?) was stolen.

Were you in either 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 officers)

Attempted Burglary – Blenheim Road

At approximately 8.45am this morning, Saturday 11th October, there was an attempt to break into a house on Blenheim Road (close to the junction with Allington Drive).  A male was noticed by a neighbour in the rear garden and seen to force the conservatory door and enter the property.  The neighbour shouted and the male then ran off into Blenheim Road.  It was later discovered that an internal patio door was damaged but no entry to the main part of the house was made.

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

(Information from local beat officers)

Attempted Burglary.

At 10.55pm on Saturday 4th October an attempt was made to break into a house on Church Road, Wanlip.  The house was occupied at the time and a window was damaged.

Were you in this area at 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 officers)

Theft of cycle.

Overnight between 11.00pm on Friday 3rd and 9.00am on Saturday 4th October, a cycle was taken from the garden of a property in Keswick Close.  The cycle had been left insecure.

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

Crime No:-  LC/04088/14-0

Members are reminded to make sure that all vehicles, cycles, sheds, garages etc are left secure when not attended.

(Information from local beat officers).

TV Aerials – scam.

We have received a warning about ‘cold callers’ who appear to target elderly persons and persuade them to have unnecessary and very expensive work carried out to their TV aerials.  It is not known at present whether the Birstall and Wanlip area has been targeted.

Our advice is as always, if you require any work to be done to your home, ask your friends and neighbours to recommend a local tradesman and to obtain more than one quotation for the cost.

Please keep an eye on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and report any suspicions immediately to the police.

Burglary – Park Road

On Saturday 13th September between 5.00pm and 11.00pm, a house on Park Road ( close to the railway bridge ) was burgled.  Entry was gained by an upstairs window and various electrical items were taken along with a pillow case ( believed to put the items in ).

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)