****FOR URGENT ATTENTION PLEASE*****
This afternoon has seen yet another report being made to us of a dwelling burglary, this time on Fen Lane in North Thoresby. The occupants left the address at around 10.45am this morning and the burglary was discovered on their return at 1.45pm. Entry was gained by forcing the bottom PVC panel on the rear door. Once inside Christmas presents, cash and jewellery have been targetted and removed.
Where you in this area around that time and did you see or hear anything suspicious? Do you live in close proximity to this area and do you have any CCTV? If you have any information which you think might be useful regarding this incident then please call 101 and quote incident 239, 20/12/2018.
Can we also underline our concerns at the significant increase in burglary dwellings in this and your area. Premises are being targetted primarily when the occupants are away from their address, and vulnerable areas of the address are being identified to gain entry. These are areas generally at the rear of the property that are either not overlooked or secluded from view or both. Items being taken are cash and jewellery in the main.
Offences have occurred over a fairly wide time scale as occupants have been away but where we are able to be more specific there appears to be a concentration of offences occurring on a Friday through to Sunday and in the afternoon to early-mid evening Therefore please be aware and extra vigilant of any suspicious activity in your area and if you see anything that looks out of place, or have been visited by cold-calling tradesmen/women for example and you think it's unusual report it immediately on 101. YOU WILL NEVER BE WASTING OUR TIME AND WE NEED TO KNOW!!
Extra patrols have been organised and will be carried out but we need your help too, to be in the right areas.
I also need to underline once again the importance of 'target hardening' yourselves. Where-ever possible please consider improving home security and make yourselves less desirable to those committing crime in our area. If you need any help or advice with this please call us and we can come to you and conduct a home safety survey and look at ways in which you can better secure your home.
PLEASE REMAIN IN A HIGHTENED STATE OR AWARENESS AND REPORT SUSPICIOUS INCIDENTS IMMEDIATELY. THANK YOU.