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Opportunist Crimes reported Boorley Park, Botley.

Good evening Resident 

Having reviewed the overnight reports, it is clear that Boorley Park, Botley was targeted last night by opportunist criminals – 

  • KINGSMAN DRIVE, ref 44220189018. 12/05/2022 20:30 - 13/05/2022 06:00 hours - Car searched.
  • BRAXELLS ROAD, ref 44220188931. 13/05/2022 01:30 - 13/05/2022 01:35 hours - Car searched.
  • WALLACE AVENUE, ref 44220188820. 13/05/2022 01:30 - 13/05/2022 01:40 hours - £2 stolen form the car.
  • KINGSMAN DRIVE, ref 44220188534. 11/05/2022 17:30 - 13/05/2022 08:50 hours – Wallet, work bag, ID card, Galaxy earbuds and bank card stolen from car.
  • KINGSMAN DRIVE, ref 44220188174. 13/05/2022 02:08 hours. Persons tried to enter a garage, ran when the alarm went off. 1 suspect opened the unlocked garage and then was joined by 3 others. 
  • Do you have any Private CCTV, Dash Cam Footage, or Door Bell Footage that may assist us? If you have any information about this incident - Please call 101 – or report online - HERE Or you can call anonymously to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111. Are you a victim too? Please can you report this on 101, or online HERE

    What can you do? - Opportunistic Crime Prevention Top Tips – 

  • Keep your car locked and remove all valuable property from your car, including any bags and coats. Pull your car handle to CHECK it’s locked. Thieves will break into cars for bags and coats, due to the possibility they may contain valuables. Thieves will search unlocked vehicles for ANYTHING - including, chargers, loose coins, sunglasses and keys.
  • Use a ‘Faraday Pouch’ to keep your car keys in – this blocks the signal, so criminals can’t copy the signal if they are on your driveway.
  • Consider a home alarm system.
  • If you have an alarm system, make sure you use it.
  • Consider a camera doorbell / CCTV – there are options with no subscription charge.
  • Never leave keys in doors - front or back - a common burglary option is rear smashed glass to reach through and turn the key to enter.
  • Don’t leave keys near to, or in sight of a window or door.
  • Double lock your doors – Pull the handle up, turn the key and remove the keys.
  • Lock windows when you go out – even tiny windows can be used to access larger windows to enter a home.
  • Remove valuables from view on the ground floor. 
  • Don’t leave your handbag next to the front door.
  • Lock side gates and ensure fencing and boundaries are in good repair.
  • Don’t leave ladders or tools out.
  • Check your property for loose brickwork, heavy items within reach that could be used to smash a window or door.
  • Register and upload your property on www.immobilise.com all property – makes, models, serials numbers, phone IMEI numbers and bicycle frame numbers. Photograph silver ware, jewellery and antiques - if these are ever stolen, it’s very difficult to explain what they look like once they are gone.
  • Leave a radio on during the day.
  • Do you have an Alexa, Google home or similar? Check out what ‘burglar deterrent’ skills / options there are to replicate home noises, hoovering voices etc.
  • Set a plug timer for a lamp and or a radio to come on once it gets dark. 
  • Use a smart plug – you can switch the plug on from your phone wherever you are.
  • Ensure you have a decent lock on your shed and use it.
  • Lock bicycles to an anchor point in a garage or shed.
  • Obscure shed windows.
  • Fit a shed alarm.
  • Lock large items together.
  • PCSO Mica Woodcock 12948.

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