Rutland Neighborhood Watch Brief – recommending anti theft number plate bolts fitted and local crime alert
RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)
RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of burglary of a secured dwelling in Manton. This incident occurred sometime over a period of 2 days when the owners were away. Entry was gained by forcing a patio door and it is not known if any contents were taken.
One report of theft of a secured motorcycle from the driveway of a dwelling in Edith Weston. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle parked on the road in Great Casterton This happened during the hours of darkness and resulted in the loss of both number plates.
One report of burglary of a secured dwelling in Whissendine. This incident occurred sometime over a period of 2 days when the owners were away. Entry was gained by breaking a hole in a rear window and unlocking the door from the inside. It is not known if any contents were taken.
One report of burglary of a secured dwelling in Preston. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness with the occupants in situ. Entry was attempted by breaking a rear window and frame, however no entry was gained.
Beat Surgery at the Ryhall Village Hall on 22ndJuly between 11:00 – 12:00.
Beat Surgery at the Market Place, Buttercross, Oakham on 27th July at 14:00.
Latest News Number Plate Theft – There has been an increase recently in the theft of number plates. Anti theft number plate bolts can be purchased reasonably cheaply at places like Halfords. Alternately visit your local garage and ask for information on how to secure your number plates. Don’t let green fingered thieves spring clean your shed – Gardening tools and garden furniture are not cheap – what’s more they are very saleable items for the thief. Don’t make it easy for them to be stolen and remember that tools stolen from your shed could be used to burgle your house.
Postcode or property mark anything in your shed or garage that is value and might be stolen, for example, lawnmowers, garden furniture, bicycles, sports equipment.
Take photographs of expensive items – they may be useful to police to identify the goods and return them to you, should you be unfortunate enough to have them stolen.
Never leave garden tools and equipment outside, even if you are just popping back into the house. It only takes minutes for an opportunist thief to take them.
Consider fitting a pair of garage door locks that are fitted either vertically or horizontally and can be locked both from the inside and outside of the garage.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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