Cops warning over spate of burglaries

Cops warning over spate of burglaries

Cops warning over spate of burglaries

First published in News

POLICE are warning residents to be vigilant following a number of attempted break-ins.

Thieves have tried to break into four homes in Basildon, causing hundreds of pounds of damage.

Burglars tried to get in to a house in Chittock Mead, Basildon, between August 10 and 11. There was an attempted burglary at Mistley End, Basildon, between 6pm on August 10 and 6pm on August 11.

Would-be burglars targeted a house in Rippleside, Basildon, between 10am and 12.10pm on August 8 The final attempted burglary was at Malyons, in Pitsea, between noon on August 8 and noon on August 11.

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3:13pm Tue 19 Aug 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Best to instal lighting outside your property, deters burglars.
Best to instal lighting outside your property, deters burglars. VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 5

4:07pm Tue 19 Aug 14

A Dad says...

I wrote twice to my local crime prevention officer in Southend (Sgt.Butt) about the free newspapers being left sticking out of letterboxes in my road but did not receive the courtesy of a reply.
I guess they don't consider that advertising a property is unoccupied a particularly serious matter (especially as it's holiday season), however if park in a loading bay for a few minutes.....
I wrote twice to my local crime prevention officer in Southend (Sgt.Butt) about the free newspapers being left sticking out of letterboxes in my road but did not receive the courtesy of a reply. I guess they don't consider that advertising a property is unoccupied a particularly serious matter (especially as it's holiday season), however if park in a loading bay for a few minutes..... A Dad
  • Score: 10

5:23pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Devils Advocate says...

Papers left sticking out of letter boxes? Whatever are our Police doing?
I know two of them were wasting their time near me yesterday using the "Big red Key" to get into a property where an elderly person was not answering her door, but to leave newspapers sticking out of a door?
If you knocked at a few doors along your street perhaps one or two of your neighbours could nip along and push the papers through? Or perhaps put them in a carrier and drop them back to the residents when they return home. Whilst our lazy albeit understaffed police service sits on their sitapons doing nothing (No wonder they haven't had a pay rise for four years Eh?) we could all do a little bit more. Especially now the mob you voted for have turned all the lights off in Basildon streets!
Papers left sticking out of letter boxes? Whatever are our Police doing? I know two of them were wasting their time near me yesterday using the "Big red Key" to get into a property where an elderly person was not answering her door, but to leave newspapers sticking out of a door? If you knocked at a few doors along your street perhaps one or two of your neighbours could nip along and push the papers through? Or perhaps put them in a carrier and drop them back to the residents when they return home. Whilst our lazy albeit understaffed police service sits on their sitapons doing nothing (No wonder they haven't had a pay rise for four years Eh?) we could all do a little bit more. Especially now the mob you voted for have turned all the lights off in Basildon streets! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 2

6:38pm Tue 19 Aug 14

A Dad says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Papers left sticking out of letter boxes? Whatever are our Police doing?
I know two of them were wasting their time near me yesterday using the "Big red Key" to get into a property where an elderly person was not answering her door, but to leave newspapers sticking out of a door?
If you knocked at a few doors along your street perhaps one or two of your neighbours could nip along and push the papers through? Or perhaps put them in a carrier and drop them back to the residents when they return home. Whilst our lazy albeit understaffed police service sits on their sitapons doing nothing (No wonder they haven't had a pay rise for four years Eh?) we could all do a little bit more. Especially now the mob you voted for have turned all the lights off in Basildon streets!
So crime prevention is less important than detection? I think perhaps you need a holiday....you sound a bit confused.....let me know when you go and I'll leave a note on your door telling everyone you're away.
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Papers left sticking out of letter boxes? Whatever are our Police doing? I know two of them were wasting their time near me yesterday using the "Big red Key" to get into a property where an elderly person was not answering her door, but to leave newspapers sticking out of a door? If you knocked at a few doors along your street perhaps one or two of your neighbours could nip along and push the papers through? Or perhaps put them in a carrier and drop them back to the residents when they return home. Whilst our lazy albeit understaffed police service sits on their sitapons doing nothing (No wonder they haven't had a pay rise for four years Eh?) we could all do a little bit more. Especially now the mob you voted for have turned all the lights off in Basildon streets![/p][/quote]So crime prevention is less important than detection? I think perhaps you need a holiday....you sound a bit confused.....let me know when you go and I'll leave a note on your door telling everyone you're away. A Dad
  • Score: 14

8:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Have a quiet word with the one who leaves the paper sticking out of the letterbox, explain with a practical lesson, using the deliverers mouth as the said letterbox, be firm and be persistent, I never now have that problem...
Have a quiet word with the one who leaves the paper sticking out of the letterbox, explain with a practical lesson, using the deliverers mouth as the said letterbox, be firm and be persistent, I never now have that problem... sesibollox
  • Score: 2

10:16am Wed 20 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

Be careful with Kleenezee catalogues; just saying ;)
Be careful with Kleenezee catalogues; just saying ;) MilesBond
  • Score: 0

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