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)

Distraction Burglary – Henson Close

On Wednesday 21st June at around 7.15pm there was a distraction burglary on Henson Close.  A male knocked at the front door and asked the elderly occupier if he could come in to ‘check the water’.  whilst the occupant was distracted, two further males entered the property via the rear door and a purse was stolen from a out of a drawer.

The male at the front door is described as White, in his 20’s, thin build, wearing a light blue top and trousers.  The other two males were seen leaving the house but there is no description of them.

Were you in the area of Henson Close or Park Road 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/vehicle theft – Myrtle Avenue

On Tuesday 20th June at around 2.50pm there was a burglary and theft of a vehicle on Myrtle Avenue.

A female was unloading shopping from her car when someone entered the house and stole the car keys, then took the vehicle ( a Blue Vauxhall Astra registration BT66VHZ ).  A neighbour saw the suspect and has described him as White, in his 20’s, 5′ 6″ tall, medium build and wearing a blue tracksuit top which was blue/black in colour.  He left a bike at the scene which the Police forensic people are checking.  The vehicle is currently still missing.

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)

Burglary – Loughborough Road

On Thursday 15th June between 11.30am and 1.50pm, a house on Loughborough Road (close to the junction with Goscote Hall Road) was broken into.  Access was by kicking-in the front door, a search of the house was then made.  At present it appears that nothing was taken.

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)

Burglary – Wanlip Lane

Between 1.00pm and 4.00pm on Saturday 10th June a house on Wanlip Lane (close to Orchard Road) was burgled.  Access was via an insecure rear door and two laptops 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)