Morning all.

Just a short warning - we had a visit from a police officer early this morning who was making enquiries on behalf of a neighbour who woke up this morning to find his front door broken open and his brand new car missing.

We're in North Hampton (Poet's development) but everyone should be warned, there are thieves about so check your house security at night and don't store your car keys near the door!

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Crime is Hampton is rife......I blame youth unemployment....

Crime is rife everywhere. I blame Maggie... :)

As a corollary to that, my elderly disabled neighbour had her door kicked in by frustrated bogus water board officials whom she refused to let in and would otherwise have burgled her house.  That was on the Nurserylands, and police inform me that this sort of scam is becoming quite popular.  Sad to admit, but it does seem that a struggling economy turns at least some people to crime.

Funny you should mention it. I think someone might have been trying to get my keys through the letterbox the other night, but broke the key ring.

 So...Dear Car thieves, please note. a) my car eats petrol and hates the cold, the clutch is going and the shine is only on the surface. b) the only stuff in it is rubbish since you nicked the last bag I accidentally left inside. c) if you are trying to get in my house, be warned, I am scarier than any guard dog if woken in the night...

Thanks Clive for the warning. 

Can we run an update on the areas they are targeting. Maybe the PCSOs could catch up with them en route....

Trevor Allan said:

As a corollary to that, my elderly disabled neighbour had her door kicked in by frustrated bogus water board officials whom she refused to let in and would otherwise have burgled her house.  That was on the Nurserylands, and police inform me that this sort of scam is becoming quite popular.  Sad to admit, but it does seem that a struggling economy turns at least some people to crime.

Been keeping me busy of late with lock changes and upgrades :)

On a serious note though, please don't leave car or house keys within both view or reach of your letterbox. It's the preferred method for thieves to steal your car, and enter your house!

Car keys are better hidden out of the way. Also a good crook lock/steering wheel lock tends to put would be thieves off your car? They want fast entry with the least of fuss.

These are the top 5 ways for thieves to gain entry to your property:

Slip your night latch - So if you have a dead lock use it, or upgrade to an Auto Deadlocking Night latch set?

Fish through your letterbox - As above or a good Letterbox Guard that will prevent them 'fishing'.

Snap your Euro Cylinder (UPVC Doors) Once snapped the entire locking system can be opened in seconds!  - Upgrade to anti-snap British Standard cylinders that are fitted correctly. Your cylinder should NOT protrude more than a couple of mm.

'Bump' your cylinder lock - With the correct 'Bump key' a very fast entry for thieves. - Upgrade to Anti-snap British Standard cylinders, These are also Anti-bump.

Bogus callers - Fit a Digital Door Viewer that captures images and records visitor activity on an SD card. They don't even know they are being filmed at the door!

 

Hope some of this helps? On a brighter note the chances of being a victim of domestic burglary are at their lowest for 20 years, with the average house being burgled just once every 50 years?

 

You're a real knob-jockey and a dough-boy, Jason!

LOL

Andy Kapp
 
Jason Dorner - Island Locks said:

Been keeping me busy of late with lock changes and upgrades :)

On a serious note though, please don't leave car or house keys within both view or reach of your letterbox. It's the preferred method for thieves to steal your car, and enter your house!

Car keys are better hidden out of the way. Also a good crook lock/steering wheel lock tends to put would be thieves off your car? They want fast entry with the least of fuss.

These are the top 5 ways for thieves to gain entry to your property:

Slip your night latch - So if you have a dead lock use it, or upgrade to an Auto Deadlocking Night latch set?

Fish through your letterbox - As above or a good Letterbox Guard that will prevent them 'fishing'.

Snap your Euro Cylinder (UPVC Doors) Once snapped the entire locking system can be opened in seconds!  - Upgrade to anti-snap British Standard cylinders that are fitted correctly. Your cylinder should NOT protrude more than a couple of mm.

'Bump' your cylinder lock - With the correct 'Bump key' a very fast entry for thieves. - Upgrade to Anti-snap British Standard cylinders, These are also Anti-bump.

Bogus callers - Fit a Digital Door Viewer that captures images and records visitor activity on an SD card. They don't even know they are being filmed at the door!

 

Hope some of this helps? On a brighter note the chances of being a victim of domestic burglary are at their lowest for 20 years, with the average house being burgled just once every 50 years?

 

Do you actually have anything constructive to say Andy. I'm interested to know if you live in Hampton as you seem to have nothing good to say about it, though I suspect that would be the same where ever you lived!

All tongue in cheek I guess but I read your reply to Bryan's recent post and your first sentence is bang out of order!. I also think you should re-read his topic and you appear to have got things mixed up a little.

Andy Kapp said:

You're a real knob-jockey and a dough-boy, Jason!

LOL

Andy Kapp
 
Jason Dorner - Island Locks said:

Been keeping me busy of late with lock changes and upgrades :)

On a serious note though, please don't leave car or house keys within both view or reach of your letterbox. It's the preferred method for thieves to steal your car, and enter your house!

Car keys are better hidden out of the way. Also a good crook lock/steering wheel lock tends to put would be thieves off your car? They want fast entry with the least of fuss.

These are the top 5 ways for thieves to gain entry to your property:

Slip your night latch - So if you have a dead lock use it, or upgrade to an Auto Deadlocking Night latch set?

Fish through your letterbox - As above or a good Letterbox Guard that will prevent them 'fishing'.

Snap your Euro Cylinder (UPVC Doors) Once snapped the entire locking system can be opened in seconds!  - Upgrade to anti-snap British Standard cylinders that are fitted correctly. Your cylinder should NOT protrude more than a couple of mm.

'Bump' your cylinder lock - With the correct 'Bump key' a very fast entry for thieves. - Upgrade to Anti-snap British Standard cylinders, These are also Anti-bump.

Bogus callers - Fit a Digital Door Viewer that captures images and records visitor activity on an SD card. They don't even know they are being filmed at the door!

 

Hope some of this helps? On a brighter note the chances of being a victim of domestic burglary are at their lowest for 20 years, with the average house being burgled just once every 50 years?

 

Crime is rife everywhere. i blame blaire and brown! pair of traitors! 

Hi Steven,

Bon't forget dear old Ken Clarke. Even Theresa May said.'We lock them up, you let them out'  The lunatics have finally taken over the asylum !!! Bryan.

Steven Lawrence said:

Crime is rife everywhere. i blame blaire and brown! pair of traitors! 

Crime is everywhere these days. You can't get away from it.

Having served as a Prison Officer for HMP Prison Service for 12 years, I have absolutely no confidence in both the judicial system and the prison system.

I saw the same faces arriving back into the system time and time again, even lifers coming back after release! The judicial and prison system is a joke and these people know it.

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