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Eriswell Close Skelmerdale Way Earley

Alert message sent 11/01/2018 11:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Eriswell Close Earley 10 January 1810-1934  -  kitchen window forced open and rear patio door was found open to break in and house searched , Asian gold jewellery has been stolen. Ref: 80010027

 

Skelmerdale Way Earley 10th January – 1530-1900 – on Wednesday someone has gone down the side of a house through the unlocked side gate and into the back garden, forced the UPVC patio door to break in and steal cash and jewellery. Ref: 80010061

Following the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting on Monday they would like to bring to their residents’ attention the fact that sheds have been broken into over the last few weeks and would like to give out the following shed crime prevention:

 

Following the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting on Monday they would like to bring to their residents’ attention the fact that sheds have been broken into over the last few weeks and would like to give out the following shed crime prevention:                                                              

Shed Security

 Opportunist thieves identify sheds as easy pickings because they are unprotected and lack basic security measures. The buildings often contain property that can be sold on or implements that can be used to force entry into the owner’s home. Many people fall short on basic security of their sheds.

Please make sure you:
 

  • Keep your shed in good condition
     
  • Fit a closed shackle padlock to the door
     
  • Fittings should be bolted through the door and any screws concealed
     
  • It is easy to unscrew the ironmongery, steal contents and in some cases replace the screws to make it look as if the shed has not been tampered with
     
  • By using tamper proof screws or coach bolts, together with a good quality pad bar or hasp and staple and close shackled padlock, the shed owner will make it harder for the would-be thief.
     
  • Bond any window glass in with mastic to prevent easy removal. Fit grilles or mesh to windows to slow down the thief. Replace glass with polycarbonate panels.
     
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are locked away when not in use
     
  • Install a shed alarm
     
  • Post-code or mark all property such as lawnmowers, bikes, and tools using ultra-violet pens, forensic marking such as Selecta DNA, Smartwater or engravers.
     
  • Install security lighting as a deterrent, and plants such as thorny shrubs to act as a barrier at potential access points
     
  • If building a shed, put it where it is most visible to you and neighbours
     
  • Ensure ladders are locked to a secure fixture in the shed or garage so they can’t be used to reach top floor windows
     
  • Chain large items such as bicycles together, making it much more difficult for a thief to carry away
     
  • Fit a wire cage inside the shed where more expensive items can be locked away.

No thief wants to hang about longer than they have to so delay the time it will take them to get their hands on your tools or other valuable items.

 

Thank you | Message ends | Christine                           
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Christine Seal (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Wokingham LPA)

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