Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Tuesday 13 July 2010.

During the last week an increase in domestic burglaries has been reported in Aylesbury Vale, particularly in rural locations - including offences in Wingrave, Cublington, Dagnall and the Bedgrove area of Aylesbury.

Generally these crimes have occurred between 9am and 4pm on weekdays, whilst the occupant has been out at work. Entry has been via the rear of the premise and property taken included small electrical items, jewellery, cash and handbags.

Aylesbury Vale Rural Neighbourhood Insp Emma Garside is asking for residents to assist the Police in remaining vigilant and ensuring suspicious activity is reported immediately. She said 'We are particularly interested in sightings of a black Vauxhall Astra or Vectra which may be connected to these offences. The vehicle may have 'NL56', 'NL58' or '03' in the registration number and has been seen with three occupants.'

You can also make your property less appealing to a potential thief - if you have an alarm, use it. Consider leaving a radio on, tuned to a 'talk' radio station. Ask a trusted neighbour to park on your drive if you are regularly out during the day and keep an eye open for any suspicious activity in your road.

If you do sight anything suspicious, report it straight away - if possible obtain a description of any persons and the make, model, colour and registration number of any vehicle. If a crime is in progress dial on 999. Officers would rather check a report of suspicious activity and find out that all is Ok than not get the call and discover that a burglary has occurred.

If you have any information in relation to these crimes or witness anything suspicious in your area call the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505 and state that you are responding to this Ringmaster Message.