Warning issued to homeowners after spike in burglaries

Warning issued to homeowners after spike in burglaries

Warning issued to homeowners after spike in burglaries

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Police admit they have taken a big hit after more than 20 burglaries in less than a month.

Between February 6 and March 2 there were at least 24 break-ins in the Braintree and Witham area, including the surrounding villages of Great Notley, Silver End, Shalford, Hatfield Peveral, High Garrett, Feering, Bardfield Saling and Coggeshall.

Among the items commonly stolen have been jewellery, cash, laptops and other electronics.

Sgt Martin Richards said: “It’s not just in this area but across north Essex at the moment. Unfortunately, you do go through these cycles.

“I wonder whether somebody somewhere has been released from prison and we have yet to find that person.”

He urged homeowners to ensure their houses are secure and to report any suspicious activity to police.

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3:44pm Fri 7 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

What's a spike?
What's a spike? The Stinker Returns
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3:54pm Fri 7 Mar 14

er...i'll stop you there says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
What's a spike?
A dramatic increase.

Am I missing a joke here?
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: What's a spike?[/p][/quote]A dramatic increase. Am I missing a joke here? er...i'll stop you there
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5:32pm Fri 7 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

A spike is a sudden sharp increase - immediately followed by an equally sharp sudden decrease.

Do I sense an air of premature optimism here from whoever described this latest mini crime wave as a spike?

Is it really all over? And are we now back to normal once more?

I wouldn't put my money on it just yet. I'd much prefer to wait and see a few collars felt before I place any bets.

'Spike'? Or maybe a 'Step Function'? Lets wait and see......
A spike is a sudden sharp increase - immediately followed by an equally sharp sudden decrease. Do I sense an air of premature optimism here from whoever described this latest mini crime wave as a spike? Is it really all over? And are we now back to normal once more? I wouldn't put my money on it just yet. I'd much prefer to wait and see a few collars felt before I place any bets. 'Spike'? Or maybe a 'Step Function'? Lets wait and see...... OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

6:55pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Ernied says...

Unbelievable comments from sgt richards. Firstly he says that we go through this cycle. As if it's acceptable that this happens. The police force is in place to reduce crime and if 'spikes' of crime occur then this should be investigated and a prevention plan put in place to stop it repeating. Secondly, he wonders ifa prisoner is on the loose that is causing this crime. What a moron. It's his job to find out who is of particular attention to the law. I've seen 'the bill' and they had team briefings every shift outlining who to look out for on their beat. As this is a spike my guess is nothing will be done until crime falls on its own and then they will say they reduced crime across the county.
Unbelievable comments from sgt richards. Firstly he says that we go through this cycle. As if it's acceptable that this happens. The police force is in place to reduce crime and if 'spikes' of crime occur then this should be investigated and a prevention plan put in place to stop it repeating. Secondly, he wonders ifa prisoner is on the loose that is causing this crime. What a moron. It's his job to find out who is of particular attention to the law. I've seen 'the bill' and they had team briefings every shift outlining who to look out for on their beat. As this is a spike my guess is nothing will be done until crime falls on its own and then they will say they reduced crime across the county. Ernied
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12:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

montygirl says...

Maybe its to do with the fact that there is little police presence anymore even PCSO's and that because things are now centralised through a call centre in Chelmsford that it takes longer to respond so less chance of being caught. Glad these scumbags were caught for once as this seems rare these days and what a surprise they are unemployed and prefer to rob off people who actually decide to work hard for a living! Sure they will have some sob story about how hard done by they are !
Maybe its to do with the fact that there is little police presence anymore even PCSO's and that because things are now centralised through a call centre in Chelmsford that it takes longer to respond so less chance of being caught. Glad these scumbags were caught for once as this seems rare these days and what a surprise they are unemployed and prefer to rob off people who actually decide to work hard for a living! Sure they will have some sob story about how hard done by they are ! montygirl
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8:21pm Sat 8 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Have I missed something?

This news article is predicated on 20 or so burglaries.

Monty Girl is 'glad that the scumbags have been caught'.

I think I must have been caught napping because I didn't see any reference to the persons responsible having been apprehended.
Have I missed something? This news article is predicated on 20 or so burglaries. Monty Girl is 'glad that the scumbags have been caught'. I think I must have been caught napping because I didn't see any reference to the persons responsible having been apprehended. OMPITA [Intl]
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9:43pm Sat 8 Mar 14

montygirl says...

There was another burglary on early hours of Friday Morning in Witham and they did actually catch them stealing a car! One of many I suspect though!
There was another burglary on early hours of Friday Morning in Witham and they did actually catch them stealing a car! One of many I suspect though! montygirl
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7:31am Mon 10 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

I want broken glass back on my walls like the good old days and other deterrents like it oh no silly me cant hurt the poor little thieving life ruining filth
I want broken glass back on my walls like the good old days and other deterrents like it oh no silly me cant hurt the poor little thieving life ruining filth Bhudeeka
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4:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

inexileinessex says...

Scumbags, Scumbags, Scumbags.

Wife just called me at work & told me our neighbours house has just been done - broad daylight on a busy main road as well.

The “spike” obviously isn’t over just yet.
Scumbags, Scumbags, Scumbags. Wife just called me at work & told me our neighbours house has just been done - broad daylight on a busy main road as well. The “spike” obviously isn’t over just yet. inexileinessex
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Mon 10 Mar 14

R Souls says...

Wonder if the increase has anything to do with the street lights being switched off between midnight and 5am
Wonder if the increase has anything to do with the street lights being switched off between midnight and 5am R Souls
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10:22pm Mon 10 Mar 14

montygirl says...

R souls, no it doesn't as these scumbags are breaking in in broad daylight in working hours
Have been several incidents on our side of town and all in broad daylight and like inexileinessex neighbours on main roads! While the people work those who don't rob!
R souls, no it doesn't as these scumbags are breaking in in broad daylight in working hours Have been several incidents on our side of town and all in broad daylight and like inexileinessex neighbours on main roads! While the people work those who don't rob! montygirl
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9:42am Tue 11 Mar 14

inexileinessex says...

Some good news - sorry I should have posted this yesterday.

The low life slags that burgled my Neighbours house were caught in Great Notley just a couple of hours after my Neighbour discovered the break in.

According to my neighbour they stole their 11 year old daughters Iphone which had the tracker device turned on……the absolute clowns.

Even our police couldn’t fail feel their collars.!!!
Some good news - sorry I should have posted this yesterday. The low life slags that burgled my Neighbours house were caught in Great Notley just a couple of hours after my Neighbour discovered the break in. According to my neighbour they stole their 11 year old daughters Iphone which had the tracker device turned on……the absolute clowns. Even our police couldn’t fail feel their collars.!!! inexileinessex
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10:45am Tue 11 Mar 14

inexileinessex says...

Good news - Sorry should have posted this yesterday.

The slags who burgled my Neighbours house were caught 2 hours after my Neighbour discovered the break in.

According to my Neighbour they stole their Daughters Iphone which had the tracker device turned on. The police tracked the clowns down to a road in Great Notley & after a short chase caught the pair of them.

Let’s hope the courts don’t let them off with just a slap on the wrist.!!
Good news - Sorry should have posted this yesterday. The slags who burgled my Neighbours house were caught 2 hours after my Neighbour discovered the break in. According to my Neighbour they stole their Daughters Iphone which had the tracker device turned on. The police tracked the clowns down to a road in Great Notley & after a short chase caught the pair of them. Let’s hope the courts don’t let them off with just a slap on the wrist.!! inexileinessex
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Wed 12 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
I want broken glass back on my walls like the good old days and other deterrents like it oh no silly me cant hurt the poor little thieving life ruining filth
I am gobsmacked: I agree with Queenie on the deterrent issue. Where I lived at one point, my cars had been broken into several times. I designed a rig that if not disabled, a can of Mace would erupt into the car if broken into. The cops warned me not to do that as it would be ME that got into trouble (even though Mace is legal here). It seems to me that the jackasses that climb over the battlements to rob Her Majesty and hurt themselves should indeed have no recourse, their being in the wrong and trespassing with intent to burgle. And likewise the **** that breaks into my car. Tough luck, matey: take this!
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: I want broken glass back on my walls like the good old days and other deterrents like it oh no silly me cant hurt the poor little thieving life ruining filth[/p][/quote]I am gobsmacked: I agree with Queenie on the deterrent issue. Where I lived at one point, my cars had been broken into several times. I designed a rig that if not disabled, a can of Mace would erupt into the car if broken into. The cops warned me not to do that as it would be ME that got into trouble (even though Mace is legal here). It seems to me that the jackasses that climb over the battlements to rob Her Majesty and hurt themselves should indeed have no recourse, their being in the wrong and trespassing with intent to burgle. And likewise the **** that breaks into my car. Tough luck, matey: take this! /@|_|@\
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