|Afternoon Burglaries Become Worrying Trend|
Curtain twitching encouraged following spate of Gunnersbury/ Grove Park break-ins
Local Police have issued a warning to residents following a spate of burglaries in the Gunnersbury and Grove Park areas.
A police spokesperson said, "Burglaries are committed throughout the day but are mainly daytime and evening burglaries peaking between 14:00 and 18:00 hours (32% of offences)."
Entry is gained by forcing or smashing rear windows in predominantly privately owned, semi-detached houses and flats.
Property taken comprises mainly of small portable items including cash and small electronic goods such as laptops, MP3 Players, Cameras.
Police have asked residents to be vigilant and attend to basic security matters such as ensuring that doors are locked, garden gates/fences properly maintained, alarms in working order, valuable items not on show, awareness of strange people in the street, "Be nosey, who's who?, keep and eye on next door neighbour."
Anyone with any information regarding these burglaries is asked to call Police on 0208 247 5940/6160 or Crime Stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.
March 13, 2007