Archived News - Burglary
Location: Bower Lane, Eaton Bray.
Date and Time: Friday the 17th of October, between 10:30 a.m. and, 3:55 p.m.
Incident Details: The offenders gained access via a kitchen window. A messy search was made. Various items have been taken.
Crime Reference: J D / 4 0 1 5 9 / 2014.
Crime Reduction Advice
- Make your boundaries difficult or impossible to climb over.
- Keep doors and windows locked at all times.
- Remove all keys from the locks and keep them in a safe place out of view.
- Keep hallways clear of valuables like keys, handbags and laptop where they may be seen.
- Check that side gates are locked.
- Keep bins, ladders and garden furniture locked away.
- Fit Window Restrictors to fan light windows.
Location: Park Lane, Eaton Bray
Date and Time: Overnight on the 12th to the 13th February.
The location is a new development. The offender has forced open the door to the garage. A search took place, but it is not yet known if any property has been taken.
A supicious vehicle has been reported at the location prior to the incident. A White Ford Transit Van, with the registration similar to L S 5 9 K T E. One white male in his 30s and Two white females in their 20s were seen with the vehicle.
Crime Reference: J D / 5 6 4 9 / 2014.
Crime Reduction Advice:
Keep Doors locked, even when you are in the house. Double lock UPVC doors at all times.
Use timer switches on lights or a radio when you are out.
Keep hallways clear of valuables like vehicle keys, handbags and laptop where they may be seen.
Consider fitting security lighting or an alarm to deter offenders.
Report suspicious activity in neighbours gardens.
The picture, taken on Wednesday in Eaton Bray, shows a man in a blue cap and gloves apparently running.
Police said three men had set off an alarm at a property in Wallace Drive. The neighbour who took the photo was slapped across the face, police said.
The men drove away in a black Mercedes with stolen number plates on display.
Det Sgt Dale Mepstead said he wanted to speak to anyone who could identify the man in the photo or who witnessed the break-in, at about 14:20 BST.
"The neighbour was very brave to challenge these men and luckily she was not hurt during her ordeal," he said.
"The property belongs to an elderly person and it is possible that these men chose this address because they thought it belonged to a vulnerable member of the community and therefore an easy target."
Police said nothing was taken from the house.
Source: BBC News