11 November 2013
I understand from Tom my young volunteer that
the new Playstations – the ‘must have’ games consoles - which
have been pre-ordered will be being delivered at the end of this week when
the new launch date takes place. It will be the same for the new X
Boxes next week. This will leave us with several issues.
teenagers, who have ordered these, will have them out of their boxes
and plugged in, within seconds. Our opportunist thieves are
within this age bracket. They will know about these launch dates
and be looking for houses with possible teenage occupants, likely to
have purchased one of these two pieces of expensive equipment.
Kids will not unplug them after playing and secure them somewhere.
They will be left out and the thieves will know this.
BOXES. These will be immediately recognisable to anyone that
knows what they are. Make sure that when the boxes are disposed
of, or left around inside the house, they are not visible. They
must not just be thrown out in the recycling where they can be seen in
the street !
that are purchased for Christmas presents must be hidden securely.
You will know that if you have kids in the house, they search every
nook and cranny up till Christmas to see what they are getting.
As a result, parents hide these things in 2 places – the garage and
the boot of the car. Neither of these places are secure and we
will see an increase in these areas being targeted, as we approach
Christmas. Consider carefully where you are going to hide
expensive ‘crime attractors’. It may be you can secure them
somewhere at work ???
tell anyone, if you are buying one of these items ! Loose lips,
7/11 – 8/11 Thursday 5.30 p.m. / Friday 7.30 a.m. Business,
Reform Road. Offenders have cut holes in the perimeter
fence to climb over the top and access the lock. 100 litres of fuel stolen
from 3 vehicles.
10/11 – 11/11 Sunday 8 p.m. / Monday 8.30 a.m. Sounding
Arch Way. Bike secured to a bin with a lock stolen.
This is the second bike stolen from this location. The owner did not
report the first one. A white gents bike. All
stolen items must be reported to the police. It may well provide a
pattern which results in the arrest of an offender !
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
7/11 – 8/11 Thursday / Friday Grosvenor Drive.
3 garages in a garage block broken into. Not known if anything
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN &
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
10/11 Sunday midnight / 1 a.m. Lees Close.
The owner’s dog woke them up when the security lights went on.
They saw some people standing next to their open passenger car door.
They shouted and the men immediately made off.
9/11 Saturday midnight / 7.15 a.m. Northumbria Road,
Cox Green. Burglary. Access via INSECURE
rear door. Handbag stolen from kitchen. They removed the purse
and left the handbag in a covered walkway at the rear.
9/11 Saturday 5 a.m. Wessex Way.
Burglary. Access climbed in through an open window and removed a
pair of gloves.
8/11 – 9/11 Friday 8 p.m. / Saturday 1 a.m. Phipps
Close, Woodlands Park. Guttering and downpipe from porch
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
3/11 – 10/11 Rushington Avenue. Offenders
climbed over a garden fence. Cut the padlocks from 2 sheds which
were searched – nothing stolen. Repeat victim.
1/11 – 8/11 Stroud Farm Road, Holyport. Offenders
went to the property with 20 petrol cans, a hand pump and hoses.
They started to siphon out the fuel from several vehicles, but were
obviously disturbed as they made off leaving the pump and 12 cans behind.
800 litres stolen.
A BURGLARY THAT HAPPENED IN WINDSOR HAS
SOME CRIME REDUCTION ASPECTS:
8/11 Friday 8.30 p.m. / 11.10 p.m. Ruddlesway.
Burglary. The owner left the house which was locked up and in
darkness. When they returned, they found the front door unlocked and
the lights on in an upstairs bedroom. There were no signs of forced
entry, so possibly letterbox method used ? Untidy search and an
antique wooden truncheon stolen. THE
OWNER SAYS THEIR HOUSE WAS LEFT IN DARKNESS !
That should never happen. Think
timers on side lights and on a talk radio station. Think about the
fake TV for an upstairs front bedroom these are cheaply available from