Residential burglaries Last month there were 6 reported residential burglaries across the Hessle Ward, including 1 attempt. 3 were to sheds and garages in the areas of Buttfield Close, Beverley Road and Oaklands Drive, stealing cycles and power tools from within. One involved victim waking up to hear intruders inside property, Boothferry Road. Entry gained via the rear door and persons make their way upstairs whilst the victim is downstairs. Persons leave behind muddy footprints inside the address as victim hears the front door go. 3 reported across South Hunsley Ward, one involves gaining entry to a shed, damaging lock before stealing 4 pedal cycles from within, Common Lane. 5 reported across Dale Ward, three of which entry was gained to property’s including a garage in the areas of Ferry Road, Riplingham Road and Stockbridge Road. The last one was a “2 in 1” involving person’s approach detached property, Honeysuckle Close and proceed up the driveway to access the side door. Door is forced to gain entry to the property. Once inside keys to a Silver Mercedes are located in the utility room and stolen. Egress as entry with person’s then using the keys to enter the vehicle and steal it making off from the area. Vehicle is located days later, enquiries are ongoing.
“Darker nights provide thieves with an opportunity to work with less chance of being discovered. “There are some simple precautions we can all take to reduce the chance of us falling victim to criminals.”
To keep your home safe after dark:
- Use timer switches on lights to make it look as if your home is occupied.
- Ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave and when you go to bed.
- If possible use security lighting at the front and back of your property.
- Make sure all garden tools and ladders are locked away when not being used.
- Use a good quality lock on any garden sheds and outhouses.
- Make a note of all makes, models and serial numbers of expensive items in your home.
- Create a FREE and secure inventory of all your personal property at www.immobilise.com
- If you notice anything suspicious in your neighbourhood report it on 101.