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Police issue warning following spate of patio door break-ins

Posted on Friday 15th November 2019 at 10:20 am by SH (Editor)

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Police are warning residents in Bradley Stoke and Patchway to report any individuals acting suspiciously and ensure their doors and property boundaries are secure, following a number of recent burglaries across these areas.

A total of eight break-ins in properties across Bradley Stoke and Patchway have occurred between Wednesday 30th October and Friday 8th November. All of the incidents have happened during the day where criminals have targeted rear patio doors by smashing glass door windows and forcing the doors with an implement. Front doors have also been targeted in some of the properties.

There are currently no identified suspects but investigations are ongoing. Members of the public are asked to remain vigilant and to get in touch if they any notice any individuals behaving suspiciously or if have any information which can help with the investigation.

Residents are encouraged to take note of the following burglary crime prevention advice, particularly regarding securing doors and boundaries of properties:

  • Lock all your windows and doors every time you leave your house – even if you are just in the garden – and remembering to double lock UPVC doors
  • Keep entrances to your property easily visible by ensuring nearby hedges and trees are well maintained
  • Make sure boundaries to your property – including fencing and walls – are in a good state of repair
  • Ensure any side gates are securely locked to prevent unwanted access to the rear of your property
  • Where possible install a visual burglar alarm and an outside security light, ideally one of which is sensor-activated
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
  • Remove keys from door locks and store them out of sight
  • Store any high value items such as jewellery and passports in a properly secured and hidden safe or bank vault
  • Where possible, leave radios and lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  • Consider joining your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme

More: To report suspicious activity, phone 101 »

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Police appeal after stolen BMW found abandoned in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Thursday 1st November 2018 at 5:15 pm by SH (Editor)

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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.

More: Advice on keeping your home secure »

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Car and keys taken in burglaries at two homes in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Friday 8th June 2018 at 5:17 pm by SH (Editor)

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Police are investigating after two burglaries were reported in Bradley Stoke this morning, Friday 8th June.

Officers were called just after 9.30am by a householder who disturbed two people after the dog started barking. It’s believed the intruders gained access to the house off Hawkins Crescent through the ‘dog flap’. They made off immediately on realising someone was at home, but took a set of keys.

One was described as of mixed race appearance, aged over 18 and wearing a blue backpack. The other was of similar age and appearance, and wore a grey coat.

A second burglary was reported just before 10.30am. Officers say they are grateful to a witness who called the police straight away after hearing an alarm sounding at a property off Westfield Way while the householders weren’t in, and for taking the time to check. The witness reported seeing two men leave the property in the householder’s car, which was later recovered in Arlingham Way [Patchway]. Police attended and found a window at the property had been forced. It’s not yet clear if anything else has been stolen.

One man was described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5ft 11ins tall and of medium build. He wore a white baseball cap. A second was said to be wearing a grey hooded top.

Anyone with any information which could help police enquiries into either incident is asked to get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5218125325 (Westfield Way area) or 5218125227 (Hawkins Crescent area).

Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. You could even qualify for a reward and still remain anonymous.

Tips for keeping your home safe from burglary (Police.uk)

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Witness appeal following Ellicks Close burglary

Posted on Monday 16th April 2018 at 10:17 pm by SH (Editor)

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Avon and Somerset police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Bradley Stoke last Tuesday (10th April).

The burglary, at a property in Ellicks Close, is believed to have taken place sometime between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call 101 and quote reference 5218076321.

Sources close to the burglary victims have also appealed for anyone walking on the footpath in the nearby Three Brooks nature reserve to report seeing or hearing any suspicious behaviour between the stated times.

One source told the Journal that “thousands of pounds worth” of jewellery had been stolen in the burglary, but a police spokesperson declined to confirm this.

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