Burglary Alert - Newport Pagnell Area

Alert message sent 30/10/2017 12:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

There have been a number of burglaries in Newport Pagnell recently Elliott Close, Petersham Close and Westbury Lane. They seen to be targeting UPVC doors and are entering the property's via the rear doors.
 

We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in either Elliot Close, Petersham Close or Westbury Lane or who may have information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference asking to speak to local Neighbourhood Officers from Newport Pagnell.

 

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the

Independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded

and you will not go to court.

 
Ed Allington the Crime Reduction Advisor for Milton Keynes has put together some useful information below regarding burglary prevention.
 

Dear Resident,
 
There have recently been a number of burglaries in the area where homes have been entered for the purpose of stealing car keys and other valuable items such as hand bags, computers, house keys, mobile phones, Satellite Navigation systems etc.
 
Entry to homes has been made in a number of ways but, the most common involves UPVC front doors which have not been locked properly using the key.

Offenders use an implement to force open the door, reach through the letter box with an arm or implement to reach keys or simply pull the handle down through the letter box to open the door.
 
Most of the offences have taken place overnight but there have been some daytime offences.
 
It is imperative that residents ensure that they check, shut and lock all doors and windows before going out, overnight and when any room is unoccupied.

This includes key locking doors with handle operated locking systems, pulling the handle up is not enough to prevent entry. The key must be used to actually lock the door.
 
Do not leave your keys in the door or anywhere nearby where they could possible be hooked out by an arm or implement, but keep them in a safe place ready for use in case of an emergency to exit the house.
 
Keep your car keys out of sight of doors and windows.
 
Ensure that all garden tools are securely locked away.
 
If you have a security alarm system which can be zone set to the ground floor, use this when you go to bed.
 
Join the Police Thames Valley Alert service to receive updates on crimes or suspicious activity in your area together with security and crime prevention advice at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk  
 

Further information and advice can be obtained from the Thames Valley Police website

 

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/ or via the SaferMK web site at www.safermk.com

If you have information about burglaries or criminal activity, Thames Valley Police can be contacted on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Crimestoppers charity without providing your personal details on 0800 555 111.  

Set up a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Scheme in your area.

Would you like to bring your community closer together, or do you have concerns about burglary, antisocial behaviour or the general environment in your street?

Through Neighbourhood Watch you can help the Police and your neighbours to strengthen your community. You can make your area a better place to live. The scheme is free to join

Consider setting up a NHW scheme in your area, for more information email

MK.Community.WatchCoordinator@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 

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David Huckle (Police, PCSO, Milton Keynes)

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