Burglary in Northcourt Avenue - Reading

Alert message sent 12/03/2019 10:33:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Yesterday 11/03 between 16.00-16.23 in Northcourt Avenue:
Offender has gained entry via insecure back door, stole a purse from the kitchen, reference number : 43190075360 .
Please report any suspicious incidents, sightings or any information to The Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
Please remind residents about general security by following the advice below:
  • Ensure that windows and doors are closed and locked when you are out. Don’t leave small windows open believing them to be safe.
  • If you want to leave windows open while you sleep, fit window restrictors so they cannot be fully opened, or make sure they are not large enough to allow access to a burglar.
  • When out in your garden ensure that windows and doors to the front of the house are secure. It only takes a second for someone to get into your home and take things without you noticing.
  • Do not leave valuables on display in front of windows or in reach of open windows or doors.
  • Ensure that all barbecue and garden equipment and tools are securely locked up in a shed and out of sight. Tools can be used by the potential offender to break in to your home.
  • Consider fitting outside security lighting or a visible alarm to help deter burglars. Even using pea shingle or gravel on a driveway and spiky plants in garden beds can help.
  • Don’t leave any keys near entry points where they can be ‘fished’ or ‘hooked’ out through the window, letter box or cat flap.
  • Ensure any internal handle operated locks on UPVC doors are fully secured with a key.
Please register your valuables at www.immobilise.com and encourage friends, family and neighbours to receive this type of message by registering at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk.

 
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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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