Police are appealing for information after a BMW car stolen in a residential burglary in Alveston was found abandoned in Bradley Stoke.
Thieves broke into a house between 5pm and 9.15pm on Friday 26th October, smashing the back door. They stole car keys, two Samsung televisions and jewellery including a gold necklace with an ‘S’ pendant, two Pandora bracelets, a Welsh gold necklace and bracelet, gold and diamonds earrings and a sapphire ring.
The burglars then used the keys to steal a BMW. The car was recovered by police on Thursday 1st November after they found it abandoned in Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke.
Officers have carried out house-to-house and forensic enquiries and sent a message out to Neighbourhood Watch members. Enquiries continue.
Anyone who saw the grey BMW being abandoned in Bradley Stoke or who has been offered items for sale in suspicious circumstances, or who has any other information which could help is asked to get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5218239919.
Alternatively, pass on information through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.
To keep your home secure, police advise:
- Locking up and setting the alarm, if you have one, at night as well as when you go out
- Making sure your door is locked by turning the key – some ‘paddle and stub’-handled doors might seem to be locked by lifting the handle, but can still be opened from outside
- Keeping doors and windows locked if you’re not in the same room
- Never leaving keys in the lock or in sight of the letterbox
- Fitting a letterbox cage
- Keeping car keys, handbags, wallets and other portable valuables out of sight
- Joining Neighbourhood Watch
There’s more home security information, including details of joining Neighbourhood Watch, at www.avonandsomerset.police.uk
Everyone can help to keep their neighbourhood safe by reporting suspicious incidents. If you see someone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s property, call police straight away. If they’re obviously breaking in, ring 999. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number 101; operators are on hand 24/7.
Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police
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