They knew they were stealing from a child says crime victim mum

Echo: They knew they were stealing from a child says crime victim mum They knew they were stealing from a child says crime victim mum

A YOUNG mum has spoken out after her house was targeted during a burglary spree which saw 18 homes hit in just a week.

Essex Police have announced it will be carrying out spot checks on known criminals and stepping up patrols in problem areas. It comes after the Echo revealed last week how £70,000 of property was stolen in Wickford after ten homes were burgled in just four days.

The week before five properties were broken into in Billericay. Raiders targeted Nicola Jenkins’ house in Somercotes, Laindon, on Sunday evening and stole her two-yearold son’s presents from under the family’s Christmas tree.

They also took Miss Jenkins’s jewellery box. The 21-year-old said: “The burglars got in by popping open the front door.

“They had been through my house and into my bedroom where there was a picture of me and my son next to my bed – so they knew exactly who they were taking from.

“They are just disgusting.”

Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.

An Essex Police spokesman said they were targeting known criminals as part of a campaign against the seasonal increase in burglary in the run-up to Christmas.

He said: “This includes targeted patrols in areas which have experienced burglaries to provide additional reassurance and act as a deterrent.

“We need people to help us by taking sensible precautions to protect their homes and give us the information and intelligence we need to put the criminals before the courts.“ ! For more information, visit the burglary prevention section of the Essex Police website at www.essex.police.uk/be_safe/bu rglary.aspx or call your local police station for further advice.

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4:10pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

'Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.'

Why? Does she think crime does not occur elsewhere?
'Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.' Why? Does she think crime does not occur elsewhere? Jack222

4:18pm Fri 13 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Jack222 wrote:
'Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.'

Why? Does she think crime does not occur elsewhere?
So she will sell up and buy somewhere else..a slow process and won't happen over night....Leigh, Westcliff, Southend, ThorpeGay, Pitsea, Wickford, Bill ricky etc etc...all having problems, it makes no odds to a criminal whether its a 80 year old or a 2 year old.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: 'Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.' Why? Does she think crime does not occur elsewhere?[/p][/quote]So she will sell up and buy somewhere else..a slow process and won't happen over night....Leigh, Westcliff, Southend, ThorpeGay, Pitsea, Wickford, Bill ricky etc etc...all having problems, it makes no odds to a criminal whether its a 80 year old or a 2 year old. DogsMessInLeigh

4:26pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

.....which shows you exactly what happens when the police are cut back.

And soft soaping lefties are in charge, especially the idiot judiciary of this country who seem to revel in letting off nasty little scrotes like this with a slap on the wrist.

Look at the other day, some paedo still walking the streets despite grooming a toddler.

That's what you get for having the soft soaping, lily livered Left infesting every single political party. Yes, EVERY one.
.....which shows you exactly what happens when the police are cut back. And soft soaping lefties are in charge, especially the idiot judiciary of this country who seem to revel in letting off nasty little scrotes like this with a slap on the wrist. Look at the other day, some paedo still walking the streets despite grooming a toddler. That's what you get for having the soft soaping, lily livered Left infesting every single political party. Yes, EVERY one. Kim Gandy

6:42pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Tich25 says...

Well the goods will have gone and somewhere somebody will have got a bargain not knowing how much heart acke the lose it causes to others.
Even if the thieves are caught a good sob story will get them off. They know that and wont give a fig
Well the goods will have gone and somewhere somebody will have got a bargain not knowing how much heart acke the lose it causes to others. Even if the thieves are caught a good sob story will get them off. They know that and wont give a fig Tich25

8:53pm Sat 14 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

Jack222 wrote:
'Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.'

Why? Does she think crime does not occur elsewhere?
Jack, I am thinking your home has never been broken into?

It is beyond traumatic for the victims and many cannot bear to stay in their homes after a break-in.

It is nothing to do with whether crime occurs elsewhere, it is to do with feeling safe in one's own home and Miss Jenkins obviously no longer feels so.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: 'Miss Jenkins has now decided to move her family away from Laindon.' Why? Does she think crime does not occur elsewhere?[/p][/quote]Jack, I am thinking your home has never been broken into? It is beyond traumatic for the victims and many cannot bear to stay in their homes after a break-in. It is nothing to do with whether crime occurs elsewhere, it is to do with feeling safe in one's own home and Miss Jenkins obviously no longer feels so. _Lotus_

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