Burglary Dwelling Eastfield and Northfield Road Duston Northampton

Burglary Dwelling Eastfield and Northfield Road Duston Northampton

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary non dwelling on Eastfield Road and Northfield Road, Duston, Northampton whereby entry has been forced to a shed at two separate addresses. At one address a push bike has been taken from within. This took place between 2315hrs and 2355hrs on 20th March 2021.

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) or vehicle(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 21000158014 and 21000161684

You are probably disciplined about locking your doors and windows when you leave your home, but what about your shed or garage?

• Research shows that thieves often take tools such as ladders and spades, from a garage or shed, to help them break into a house, ensure yours are always locked away.
• Try to site your shed within view of the house and ensure there is adequate lighting. Consider installing an alarm.
• Visibly mark all removable items with your postcode and house number. Register property at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com
• Ensure the shed is in a good state of repair. Fit a good quality padlock.
• Ensure the hasp is bolted through the shed and into a steel plate. Secure up-and-over garage doors with padlocks through the inside runners or fit a padlock (with hasp and staple) to either side of the door.
• Replace ordinary screws on outbuilding doors with non-return screws or coach bolts.
• Glue, smeared over the heads of screws, may stop the thief from unscrewing them.
• Make a note of make/model/serial number of tools and bicycles, take photographs and secure in a safe place.
• High value items such as bicycles and lawn mowers should be shackled together, ideally to the fabric of the building or to a metal post cemented into the ground.
• Consider having lockable steel boxes fitted to the floor to store your tools.
• Obscure the window of your shed/garage to prevent thieves seeing what you have inside.
• Use signage to let offenders know you have security marked your property and you are a member of a Watch Scheme.

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk
To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Northampton, they can be contacted on the following email: NeighbourhoodTeamNorthampton@northants.pnn.police.uk
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Message Sent By
Lee Shelton (Police, PCSO, Northampton)

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:24 by Parish Office

Tags: Burglary, Crime, Duston, Neighbourhood Watch, Northamptonshire Police