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WARNING AFTER SEVEN BURGLARIES IN TWO DAYS
Police have issued a warning after a spate of burglaries saw seven break-ins in two days. The burglaries took place on the 15th and 16th November in Fleet and Hartley Wintney at various times of the day and targeted residential properties. Entry was usually gained by smashing a window at either the front or back of the house.
Police are investigating the following incidents:
– A burglary at an address on Kevins Grove in Fleet. Between 11am and 7.45pm on 15 November, a property was accessed. A small TV and camera were stolen. (Reference: 44230468028)
– A burglary at an address on Kevins Grove in Fleet. Between 12pm and 10.45pm on 15 November, a property was accessed. Nothing has been reported stolen. (Reference: 44230468228)
– A burglary at an address on Tavistock Road in Fleet. At 4.12am on 16 November, we received a report that a property had been accessed. At this time, it is unclear whether anything was stolen. (Reference: 44230468375)
– A burglary at an address on Tavistock Road in Fleet. Between 4pm and 9.15pm on 15 November, a property was accessed. Cash was stolen. (Reference: 44230468154)
– A burglary at an address on Turbary Road in Fleet. Between 12pm and 8.50pm on 16 November, a property was accessed. Vehicle keys were taken and a VW Golf was stolen from the driveway. (Reference: 44230469690)
– A burglary at an address on Reynolds Street in Fleet. Between 6am and 9pm on 16 November, a property was accessed. Gold jewellery was stolen. (Reference: 44230469716)
– A burglary at an address on Cottage Green in Hartley Wintney. Just before 8pm on 15 November, a property was accessed. Keys were taken from inside the address and a BMW was stolen from the driveway. Yesterday (16 November), officers located the stolen vehicle and it has since been returned to the owner (Reference: 44230468032)
If you saw anything suspicious in the area or if you might have any footage from a dash cam or video doorbell, you are asked to call 101 listing the reference number(s) above, or you can make a report online.
Below: Police advise you register valuables with the Immobilise website.
Officers have stated that they will be conducting high-visibility patrols in the area to offer reassurance to local residents and offer this crime prevention advice:
– Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out. If you have a UPVC door with a multi-point lock ensure you lift the handle and lock it with the key. Remove the key after the door or window is locked.
– Put all car keys and other keys out of sight and not in reach of windows and letterboxes; it doesn’t take much for the keys to be hooked through the letterbox. Place your keyless car keys in a Faraday pouch, which can block signals meaning would-be-opportunists can’t copy your car key and gain entry to your vehicle.
– Leave a light on so your home looks occupied if you are going out for the evening. If you head out while it is still daylight and won’t be back till after dark then timer switches (available from most DIY stores) can be useful for turning your lights, radios and other appliances on at a set time before you get back.
– Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
– Have an intruder alarm system installed. Ensure a visible alarm box is attached to the outside of your home. Also consider fitting security lighting.
– Use door chains and spy holes to give you extra security if someone knocks on your door. Never be afraid to turn people away. If you have concerns about anyone who has come to your door call the police.
– Record the details of your property such as serial numbers for electronic goods on the Immobilise website.