Vehicle Break Ins and Theft
September update from Neighbourhood Watch
Vehicle Break-in, Hamilton Road
When they looked inside the vehicle they saw items normally kept in the glove compartment strewn all over the driver’s seat.The CD storage compartment had also been rummaged through.
As nothing of value was kept overnight in the vehicle nothing was stolen, including any of the CDs.
There was no apparent damage done to the vehicle, indicating that the resident had either inadvertently left their vehicle unlocked overnight, or that the vehicle had been opened by someone using equipment that overrode the central locking system. The owner of the vehicle did hear noises outside the house around 05:00am that Friday morning but assumed that it was a neighbour leaving the house early.
Residents are reminded not to leave items of value inside vehicles at any time of the day or night and to remind visitors to the area not to do so.
Theft in Grosvenor Road.
Three days later thieves returned to the house and stole a motor scooter that was kept securely locked in the front garden.
Odd Happenings in Somerset Road
Somerset Road Neighbourhood Watch have advised that during July and August, residents in the area have been disturbed by two girls in their late teens or early twenties ringing on front door bells and when residents answered the door, the girls simple say “sorry we wanted next door”.
It is not known if this is a rather silly game the girls are playing or something more sinister. Neighbourhood Watch recommend that if you receive a similar ring on your front door, get a description of the perpetrators(s) and remember CASH, colour, age, sex, plus clothing and call the police by dialing 101. Let the police arrive on the scene and deal with the situation.
Street Charity Collections Advice
Ensure that all charity buckets or tins:-
There are only certain days of the month that street collections are allowed to take place and each charity is only allowed to collect once a year in any given local authority area. If you notice that the same person is collecting for the same charity more than once a month they are probably committing an offence.
Train stations are subject to different legislation and the above ruling does not apply.
September 11, 2013