Burglary – The Meadway

On Thursday 9th March, between 12.00 noon and 9.45pm, a house in The Meadway was  broken into.  Access was by forcing a rear patio door and jewellery was taken.  A neighbour has reported that they heard noises around 8.30pm.

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)

Thefts from Vehicles – Male Arrested

In the early hours of Tuesday 7th March, two vehicles in Roman Road and Birstall Road, were broken into.  A male was seen doing this and was stopped a short time later nearby.  When searched he was found to have some of the stolen property on him, so was duly arrested.  He has since been charged with both offences and has been remanded to court.

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Station Road

Around 10.15pm on Friday 3rd March a house on Station Road (close to Loughborough Road) was burgled.  The elderly victim woke up to find three men in the house, all with scarves covering their faces.  On realising that the occupant was awake they quickly left the property.  Although shaken the victim was not harmed in any way.  Access was by smashing the glass in a rear door.   Some ‘dolphin figurines’ and a handbag containing keys and an amount of cash was taken.

CCTV footage from nearby properties is being checked.

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) 

Lifeline type alarms – Cold Callers

We have been informed about a company called Rancom Security which is cold calling locally, offering a Lifeline type alarm system to elderly and vulnerable residents at overinflated prices.  Contact is often initially made by telephone, and then an appointment is arranged where the resident is pressurised into signing an expensive contract.

If you, or any one you know is considering such an alarm, they are available through Charnwood Borough Council at a cost of £200 per year, with an installation fee of £30.

Wherever possible, please keep an eye on vulnerable neighbours or family members to avoid them becoming victims of this and similar high pressure sales of unnecessarily expensive equipment.

(Information from local beat officer)

 

Burglary – Loughborough Road

Between 10.00pm on Wednesday 22nd and 7.30am on Thursday 23rd February, a house on Loughborough Road (close to junction with Tempest Road) was burgled.  Entry was by smashing the rear kitchen window and then some car keys were stolen.  The car was then taken from outside ( a silver Mercedes Convertible – registration number KU05 UOB ).

Were you in this area around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police none emergency number.

( Information from local beat officer )

Birstall Burglaries

School Lane (middle part).  Around 3.30am on Friday 10th February, the occupant woke up and found an intruder in the hallway, he fled when confronted and it is believed that nothing was taken.  Access was via an insecure rear door.

Roman Road (close to Hermitage Road).  Between 1.00pm on Monday 13th February and 2.00pm on Tuesday 14th February, access was by attacking the lock on the rear patio doors.  It is not yet known what property was taken.

Allington Drive (close to Blenheim Road).  Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday 14th February.  Entry was by smashing a rear window with some garden shears, however an unsuccessful attempt had also been made on the back door.  Electrical items and cash were stolen.

Windmill Avenue (close to the shops).  During the evening of Tuesday 14th February, an attempt was made to break in by attacking the front door, but no entry was gained and nothing taken.

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 officer)

Caravan Theft.

Between 1.00am and 2.45am on Saturday 11th February, a caravan was stolen from a house in Worcester Avenue.  Police were called and the caravan recovered on Wanlip Lane when it was unhitched during a pursuit.  The offenders got away.

Around the same time, an unsuccessful attempt was also made to steal another caravan from a house in Allington Drive.

Were you around this area at 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 – Station Road

Between 8.45am and 6.00pm on Thursday 9th February, a house on Station Road was burgled.  Access was gained by smashing a rear window, cash and other items were taken.  Access to the rear of the property may have been via the allotments.

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)