NCRA NewsMail

28 September 2017

Neighbourhood Watch Update

Thanks to PCSO Dennis Hobbs for the following shed security advice :

With winter fast approaching, be sure to secure your shed to avoid a nasty surprise come the Spring:
1) Check that your insurance covers the contents of your shed or outbuildings from theft.
2) Take a look at your shed and consider how you would break in. It's worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows then these could be vulnerable unless they are secured with wire mesh or grills. And keep it locked at all times.
3) Alarm it - consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with an extremely loud siren.

It is also important to lock, hide and mark the contents.


for details of how best to do this.

Thanks to PC Phil Clark from Cray Meadows Police SNT Team for the following update regarding local burglaries:

Longmead Drive on 24/09/17, 1500 - 1930. Rear patio doors smashed. Currency watch and computer taken
Pembury Crescent on 24/09/17, 1730 - 1830. Cycle taken from shed
Parsonage Lane between 24/09/17 0900 and 25/09/17 1820. Front door forced. Jewellery computer taken
Theft from motor vehicle while parked unattended in Ellenborough Road on 25/09/17 at 2145. Unknown what was taken as victim is on holiday.
A number of burglary offences have been committed by suspects entering at the rear of venues. Please ensure all doors and windows are locked