Burglary – Walker Road.

Between 6.45am on Wednesday 27th February and 6.15pm on Thursday 28th February, a house in Walker Road (close to Fielding Road) was burgled.  Entry was gained by breaking a rear door.  Amongst other items, keys to a vehicle were stolen.

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

Crime ref:-  LC/00876/13-1

(Information from local beat officers)

Man charged with Burglaries

A 31-year-old man has been charged with three counts of burglaries, which all involve business premises.

They were at:

  • Thurcaston Road, Leicester, on January 23, when three laptop computers were stolen;
  • Belgrave Gate, Leicester, on January 26, when £140 cash, bank cards and personal documents were taken;
  • Sibson Road, Birstall, also on January 26, when £10 in cash, bank cards and personal documents were taken.

The accused has also been charged with stealing from another shop on Sibson Road. Birstall, on January 20.

He is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on March 25.

Crime number: CB/00429/13-9, CN/00383/13-4; LC/00388/13-6; LC/00309/13-7

(Information from Leicestershire Constabulary)

Burglary – Elmfield Avenue

On the evening of Thursday 14th February, between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, a house at the upper end of Elmfield Avenue was burgled.  Entry was gained from the rear of the property.

Were you in the area of Elmfield Avenue/Fielding Road around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 (Leicestershire police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officers)

Security alert telephone calls

The Police have had reports of a Leicestershire resident receiving a telephone call from a with held number stating ‘that a security alert was happening at the weekend and that they needed a security device to alert police and fire departments’.

The resident told the caller that they would check with police first and the caller immediately ended the call.

We would ask for your help in passing this information out in the community, especially to the elderly and vulnerable and telephone 101 if you should receive a telephone call of this type.

Alarms sales – suspicious

We have received a number of calls from our members regarding both telephone calls and doorstep cold calls from an alarm business.  The name given is M E Security.  Our members have reported that they are uncomfortable about the sales pitch and some of the questions being asked.  We know nothing about this business and have so far been unable to ascertain any information at all about them.

In the absence of any further information, please treat all these calls as suspicious.

Cold caller targeting the elderly

A member has reported that their elderly father was visited earlier today by a cold caller selling some cleaning items. The sales technique used may have been misleading and the items overpriced. The seller seemed to be targeting homes of elderly people and playing on their sympathy with lines such as, “I’ve just left prison and I’m saving to go on an electricians course and rather than go on jobseekers I thought…”

Please keep an eye out for your elderly and vulnerable neighbours if you see cold callers.

Bogus Caller Alert.

Leicestershire Trading Standards has received a report from a resident in the Coalville area who was cold-called at their home by a man claiming to be from Trading Standards.
The man had an ID badge which the resident described as looking ‘home-made’. He explained to the resident that Trading Standards were collecting information about ‘cowboy builders’ who had been arrested in the area and asked for the resident’s name and address. This was not one of our officers and further enquiries are underway about this.
All Trading Standards Officers carry official Leicestershire County Council photographic identification, including contact numbers for the Trading Standards Service that members of the public can contact to determine whether the caller is from the Service or not. Residents are advised never to give any personal information to those calling at their homes unless they are able to verify that individual’s identity and reason for their visit.
If you receive any reports of similar activity or callers please contact Trading Standards on 08454 04 05 06 and Leicestershire Police on 101, as there is a proven link between bogus callers and distraction burglary.
(Information from Leicestershire Neighbourhood Watch)

Burglary – Park Road.

On Sunday 27th January between 4.15pm and 9.30pm a house on Park Road (close to the junction with Fielding Road) was burgled.  Two pedal cycles were taken from the garage.

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

Crime ref:-  LC/00406/135

(Information from local police officers)