|Watch Your Windows!|
Sands End Police Warn of Increased Break Ins
Sergeant Mark Trower of Sands End Safer Neighbourhood Team is warning local people to watch their windows following an increased number of attempted burglaries - all using the same method to try to break in.
" Primarily, this includes targeting ground floor sash windows of houses and flats which have basic or very poor window security, such as a single central window locking bolt," says Mark.
" Many of these offences are occurring overnight and property taken includes cash, electrical items and in some cases owners cars."
He adds that burglars have been targeting properties with For Sale or To Let signs.
Mark adds: " Response team colleagues have been successful in making two separate arrests in relation to some of these offences, and our burglary squad will continue to carry out proactive operations.
" However, despite these good results burglaries are still being committed so we ask you to review your own home security to see if it is fit for purpose. If you would like us to assist in this review we would be very happy to do so. Any recommendations we make will be realistic and affordable.
" If you have a vulnerable or elderly neighbour who may benefit from a visit by one of my staff then please let me know. For such neighbours, we can obtain many security improvements free of charge through one of our crime prevention partners and in turn help promote reassurance.
" Finally, if you hear or witness any suspicious activity call 999 immediately. In all other cases Hammersmith & Fulham Control Room can be contacted on 0300 123 1212
"Together we will continue to drive down crime and help keep Sands End one of the safest wards in Hammersmith & Fulham."
May 4, 2010