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)

Door to door sales – Elderly/disabled targeted

We have received information regarding door to door sales people operating currently in the Charnwood area.  They are targeting elderly and disabled residents and selling goods at very much overinflated prices.  We have been informed about one elderly lady in Mountsorrel who was conned to buy a mattress for £1,200.00 which has been estimated to be worth £100.00.

As always, be very wary of uninvited doorstep sales people and please keep an eye on elderly or disabled neighbours and relatives.

Burglary – Park road

Overnight on Monday 31st July and Tuesday 1st August a house on Park Road (close to Henson Close) was burgled.  A wallet, purse and keys to the property were stolen.

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 officer)

Burglary – Wanlip Lane

Between 11.00pm on Friday 7th July and 8.45am on Saturday 8th July, a house on Wanlip Lane (close to the Library) was burgled.  Access was via an insecure window.  Two sets of car keys were stolen but neither of the cars were 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 – Rectory Road, Wanlip

On Tuesday 4th July, between 8.00am and 4.30pm, a house on Rectory Road, Wanlip was broken into.  Access was by forcing a rear patio door and jewellery 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)