Spike in crime around Willerby Road

Hull/East Yorkshire: Help us prevent acquisitive offending in the Willerby Road/Wold Road area

6 Oct 2016

Detectives are urging residents to be vigilant after a spike in burglary and theft offences in the Willerby Road/Wold Road area over the last two weeks (Monday 19 September to Sunday 2 October).

Over this period there were 18 shed and garage burglaries, 10 thefts from vehicles and five home burglaries.

Police patrols in the area have increased to deter and prevent further offending.

Following the offences police have released the following crime prevention tips to prevent dwelling burglary, outbuilding security and vehicle crime.

HOME SECURITY
•    Always keep doors locked and when you leave a room close and lock your windows.
•    If your valuables are visible through a window they could tempt a burglar – try not to leave items on view.
•    If your house looks like you are at home it becomes less of a target – use timers to turn on lights and radios.
•    Consider getting a house alarm fitted as it deters.
•    If you can describe your property, you stand a better chance of getting the thief who is using it prosecuted, visit www.immobilise.com for more details

OUTBUILDING SECURITY
•    Keep sheds and garages locked ideally with a good quality lock (Visit the sold secure website for details http://www.soldsecure.com/)
•    If a criminal can see items on display in an outbuilding they may choose to steal it – keep it hidden and covering windows
•    Keep pedal cycles and motor bikes locked even when left in outbuildings.
•    If you can describe your property, you stand a better chance of getting the thief who is using it prosecuted, visit www.immobilise.com for more details

VEHICLE SECURITY
•    If you don’t need items of property for the journey leave them at home – keep Sat Navs, golf clubs and laptops safe.
•    If a criminal can see your property, they may choose to steal it – keep it hidden
•    Keep your windows up and your car locked every time you leave it.
•    Parking your car? Find a well populated space and avoid isolated areas.
•    If you can describe your property, you stand a better chance of getting the thief who is using it prosecuted, visit www.immobilise.com for more details

Detective investigating the incidents would be keen to speak to anyone with information about those responsible for offences or handling stolen goods in the area. Anyone with information about the criminality should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.