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Public encouraged to be vigilant as thieves target shoppers – June 2019
Police are encouraging the public to be extra vigilant as thieves target shoppers across the county.
Offenders are known to visit cafes and supermarkets to target women on their own – believed to be aged 60 and above – to steal their items and money. Read more…
Police Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglary Incidents Involving Outbuildings – March 2019
Cheshire Constabulary is advising residents across the county to be vigilant following a spate of burglary incidents involving outbuildings, including sheds and garages.
Such incidents occurred in Winsford, Northwich, Macclesfield, Wildboarclough, Alsager, Little Neston, Frodsham and Warrington.
Superintendent Laura Marler said: “The public can aid our fight against such crimes by contacting us if they see such burglaries being carried out or anyone acting suspiciously in their area. Information in relation to anyone carrying out, or suspected to be carrying out, such burglaries will also be gratefully received. Cheshire residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their sheds, garages and other outbuildings. They can do this by following our anti-burglary advice.”
The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars and protecting your outbuildings are:
• Never leave a garage, shed or other outbuilding unlocked and easy prey for opportunist thieves
• Fit strong padlocks to outbuilding doors and make sure that the doors are solid enough not to be kicked in
• Good external security lighting can put off or draw attention to a thief – the most appropriate form is high efficiency low energy lighting controlled by a dusk-to-dawn switch so that it only comes on when it is dark
• If you have external security lighting that comes on when sensing movement make sure that the lights are directed downwards to prevent them from being annoying to neighbours and dangerous to passing traffic
• Strong fencing or gates will make it difficult for intruders to get onto your land
• Solid fences or walls, particularly those with a flat or rounded top, are relatively easy for a burglar to climb over – fixing trellising to the top can make it more difficult
• Check for weak spots where a thief could get onto your land, such as a low or sagging fence or a back gate with a weak lock
• A thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off, as can gravel areas due to the noise of walking on them
Please note that our local Officer is:
- 4085 Nicky Berry.
Our Police Community Support Officer is:
- 7149 Sharon Jones
Phone 101 and ask the call taker to pass a message on to them.
Follow local Police news on Twitter – Bunbury and Wrenbury police have their own Twitter page @bunburywrenpol as well as Nantwich police @policenantwich where you can get regular updates.
The Cheshire Constabulary website has a lot of useful information for example it explains how to handle potential scams from callers to the door, phone calls, Emails, social media and phone texts. Check out more here…
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Police Cluster Meetings
Regular meetings are held with the local Police, and they are reported in the Minutes of the Parish Council meetings.
Try and make it harder for thieves to commit enter your home or your neighbour’s home.
Make sure all your doors and windows are locked, even when you are at home.
If you have a gate on your driveway, keep it closed as much as you can to prevent easy access for people.
Consider investing in CCTV.
Look out for your neighbours and their properties and report anything suspicious on 101.