Burglary – Northfield Avenue

Between 11.00pm on Sunday 24th and 3.00am on Monday 25th April a house on Northfield Avenue was burgled.  Entry is thought to be via a small kitchen window and house and car keys were stolen.  The car was subsequently stolen from the driveway and has since been recovered.

(There as another burglary in Mountsorrel overnight where a grey Mercedes 4×4 was stolen.  Both of these vehicles were recorded going through a traffic camera in the early hours just two seconds apart and so it is highly likely that the burglaries are linked)

Were you in the area of Northfield Avenue/Paget Avenue/Stonehill Avenue during 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)

Suspicious Vehicle

We have been informed about a suspicious vehicle ( a White Ford Transit van BF02WJY ) reported in various locations around the north Leicestershire area:- Melton Mowbray, Castle Donington, Barwell and Quorn.  The occupants were reported as “Eastern European looking” or “Asian/Dark skinned Europeans” and were seen to be looking into houses and gardens.  This vehicle has also been linked to two Theft from Skip incidents that were witnessed.

On the morning of Friday 1st April, a vehicle with a different number ( BF02YJF ) but a similar description of both vehicle and occupants was reported in Wymeswold.  On the same day, a number of garden ornaments were stolen from a garden in Wymeswold.

If you see this vehicle/occupants, please be aware and report it.

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglaries

Hallam Fields Road (new house not yet occupied).  A smashed rear patio door was discovered by the security guard at 10.40pm on Friday 1st April, believed to have occurred earlier that evening.  A central heating boiler was stolen.

Bridge Green (close to the path to the Harrowgate Drive).  At 2.50pm on Sunday 3rd April, an intruder who had entered via a rear door was disturbed by the occupant and ran off.  Nothing is believed to have been taken.  Description:- White male, medium build with mousy coloured hair.

Poplar Avenue.  An attempted burglary was reported on Monday 4th April, but no further details are available at present.

Were you in 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)

Vans broken into

Overnight on Wednesday 30th – Thursday 31st March, there were three incidents of vans being broken into in the village.  These occurred on Stonehill Avenue, Worcester Avenue and Chamberlains Field.  On each occasion, expensive tools were taken.

If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious around any vehicles during these times, please report it by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

Residents are warned that they should not leave tools in vehicles parked overnight.  The local beat officers do have stickers about ‘No tools left in this vehicle’ available at the local police office if anyone would like them.

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Cliffe Road

Between 11.00pm on Saturday 19th and 1.30am on Sunday 20th March, a house on Cliffe Road (close to Park Road) was burgled.  Entry was by forcing the front door and sets of house and car keys were taken.  A white Volkswagen Golf was subsequently stolen from the driveway.

Were you in the area of Cliffe Road/Park Road around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious or see this car being driven off ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local police officer)

Suspicious incident

On the afternoon of Saturday 19th March in Bramley Road a suspicious male was seen knocking on the window of an elderly resident.  A neighbour challenged him and was told that he had come round to remove moss from the garden path.  The man then quickly left the area which the neighbour found to be odd.  The neighbour then contacted the residents family and found that no such arrangements had been made so reported it to the police.

This was an excellent example of being a good neighbour.

Please keep an eye open for such incidents involving any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and report them immediately to the police.

(Information from local police officer)

Burglary – Beechfield Avenue

Between Midnight and 6.50am on Saturday 12th March there was a burglary at a house on Beechfield Avenue ( close to Loughborough Road ).  An amount of money 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 none emergency number.

Crime No.  16000050824

(Information from local beat officer)

Lottery Scam

Some members have received letters in the post from Peoples Postcode Lottery advising that they have won hundreds of thousands of pounds and inviting them to begin their claims process by telephone.

This is a scam and should not be confused with The People’s Postcode Lottery that requires you to buy tickets like any other lottery.

JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU CANNOT WIN A LOTTERY YOU HAVE NOT ENTERED!

Burglary – Lawn Avenue

Between 6.00pm on Friday 29th and 9.00am on Saturday 30th January, a house in Lawn Avenue was burgled.  The property is currently in the process of being renovated and is unoccupied.  Entry was via the back door and power tools 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 – Allington Drive

Between 6.00pm on Thursday 21st and 6.15pm on Wednesday 27th January, a property on Allington Drive ( high numbers in the cul-de-sac ) was broken into.  Entry was gained by smashing a rear patio door and also a rear door into the house.  It is not known exactly what has been taken.

Were you in this area between 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)