More Burglaries

Between Noon on Thursday 15th and 1 p.m. on Sunday 18th January a house on Park Road was burgled and television sets and other property stolen.
Crime ref: LC/00258/15-9

Between 1 p.m. on Wednesday 14th and 12.45 p.m. on Sunday 18th January a house on Harrowgate Drive was burgled and jewellery stolen.
Crime ref: LC/00254/15-7

On both occasions, entry was gained by breaking the glass in rear patio doors.

If you were in these areas at these times and saw anything suspicious, please tell the Police by dialling 101.

Burglary – Newton Drive

Between 8.00am on Monday 12th January and 2.40pm on Friday 16th January, a property in Newton Drive was broken into.  Access was gained by breaking the glass in a rear patio door.  It is believed that jewellery was taken.

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

Crime ref:-  LC/00220/15-3

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Loughborough Road

Loughborough Road (between Hermitage Road and East Road – opposite the allotments).  Between 1.00pm on Friday December 26th (Boxing Day) and midday on Saturday 27th December, a house was broken into.  Entry was gained by forcing the upper part of a ground floor rear window.  It is believed at present that the only item taken was a food hamper.

Were you in this area 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)

Two Recent Burglaries

Loughborough Road (close to the junction with Elmfield Avenue),  Between 8.00am and 2.40pm on Monday 22nd December.  Entry was gained by smashing the glass in a rear door and then using a key that was left in the lock to unlock the door.  Not sure at present exactly what was taken.

Westgate Avenue (close to the junction with Woodgate Drive).  At approximately 2.40am this morning, 23rd December, whilst the occupant was in bed.  Entry was by using the key from out of the Key Safe (suspect must have known the number of this somehow ? ).  The suspect fled when confronted by the occupant.  Cash and a bank card were taken.

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

(Information from local beat officer)

Boiler Scam Warning.

The following warning has been received from the Leicestershire Police:-

 

North West Leicestershire District Council is warning its council tenants to be aware of bogus callers working in the area.   One council tenant has this week been scammed out of £199, after receiving a call from someone who said they were from a company called Quick Fix Heating and claimed to be acting on behalf of the council.

 

The caller requested bank details, which the tenant passed on. The fraudsters later took £199 from the tenant’s account.

To help avoid this happening to more tenants, the council has this advice:

•             Council contractors will never ask for payment

•             Council tenants will never be asked to pay for anything, other than a repair they have requested themselves

•             If in doubt, don’t provide any information and contact the council.

This could also be applicable to owner-occupiers, be aware of such scams.

(Information from local beat officer)

Did you witness travel shop robbery?

Issued on 13/12/14 at 1:23 p.m.

Crime number: LC/05197/14-4

Detectives are investigating following a robbery at a travel shop in Birstall yesterday (Friday 12 December).  Two men targeted Co-op Travel, in Sibson Road, at about 4.20pm where they threatened staff and stole a large quantity of money, including travellers cheques and foreign currency.

No one was injured in the incident but staff have been left incredibly shaken by the ordeal.

Both suspects are described as being black, about 6ft tall and of slim build. They were both wearing dark coloured clothing and balaclavas.  They are believed to have run off in the direction of Wanlip Avenue.

Detective Constable 2129 Luke Brookes, who is investigating the robbery, said: “The area would have been busy at the time with lots of traffic passing through. If that’s your usual route home, or you were in the area around the time of the robbery, you may have seen what happened or saw the suspects before the incident.  “Think back to last night, did you see two men acting suspiciously? If you did, call us immediately.  “Equally, if you have been offered any large amounts of foreign currency or travellers cheques for sale, or know someone who has, we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile ‘phones and land lines. Please note some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for calls to Crimestoppers.

(Information taken from the Leicestershire Police website)

Burglary and Attempted Burglary

Birstall Road (close to the junction with East Road), between 11.00am on Friday 5th and 6.00pm on Monday 8th December.  Tools from a garden shed were used to force open a kitchen door.  The attempt was unsuccessful and they left empty handed.

Fielding Road (close to the junction with Oakfield Avenue), between 1.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 9th December.  Entry was by smashing the glass in a side door.  This was followed by a search of the property although it is not thought that anything was taken.

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.

(Infromation from local beat officer)

Burglary – Greengate Lane

On Tuesday 2nd December between 1.30pm and 4.30pm a house on Greengate Lane (close to Woodgate Drive) was broken into.  Entry was by forcing the garden gate and then forcing the rear door of the house.  There was an untidy search made of the property but at this time it is not known if anything was taken.

Were you in this area 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)

Burglary / Distraction Burglary.

Melba Way, at around 12.20pm today, Tuesday 2nd December there was an attempted burglary.  The occupant was disturbed by a banging at the front door and went to investigate.  A male then engaged him in conversation while a second male went into the house.  The occupant challenged them about what they were doing and both then left in the direction of Worcester Avenue.  It was later found that the front door was damaged consistant with an attempt to gain entry.

Both men are descibed as of ‘Eastern european’ appearance, around 28yrs old, 6ft tall, with goatee beards and wearing grey jackets and tracksuit bottoms.  An unsuccessful search of the area was made by several police officers.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see these men or anything suspicious ?  Maybe they had a vehicle not far away ?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Recent Burglaries

Hallam Avenue, around 9.00pm on Thursday 27th November an attempt was made to break into the front door of a house.  The house was occupied at the time and the intruder fled when this was realised, no property taken.

Curzon Avenue (close to Kilby Avenue), between 3.00pm and 7.00pm on Saturday 30th November.  Entry was gained by using a set of keys previously stolen from an insecure vehicle.  No property was taken.

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 officer)