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Alert - Burglaries in The Grove Bedford - Sent

Alert message sent 11/03/2019 17:53:00

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Bedfordshire Police have advised Neighbourhood Watch burglaries in The Grove Bedford and the police are seeking your help with any information.
  • The Grove, Bedford. Beat 783. - At 03:36 hrs Monday 11/03/19. Forced rear point of entry, Householder confronted offender. Wallets had been searched; cash and bank card stolen.
  • The Grove, Bedford. Beat 783. Around 04:00 hrs Monday 11/03/19. Two police officers knocked on householder’s door asking if they had been broken into. (The officers were conducting an area search due to the above burglary). The householder discovered that his Virgin Box and silver push bike have been stolen. Access was via an insecure rear door.
  • The Grove, Bedford. Beat 783. – Reported at 05:13 hrs Monday 11/03/19 – Insecure shed had been entered, multiple bottles of wine stolen.
Report to the police online at or by ringing 101 or anonymously by ringing Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Advice about home security is in this Checklist. Take a few minutes to review the security in your home. Most domestic security issues can be improved quickly and cheaply, and will put your mind at rest. Complete the security.

You may want to check your own security and consider the following advice
  • Keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Remove all keys from locks.
  • Keep keys in a safe place out of view.                                 
  • Keep valuables out of sight.
  • Keep side gates locked. 
  • Keep sheds and garages locked.
  • Keep bins, ladders and tools locked away.
  • Make your boundaries difficult or impossible to climb over.
  • Make your house look and feels like someone is home at all times.
  • If your house is empty after dark, leave a light on or set a timer – and even leave a radio on.
  • Security mark your property - mark high-value belongings such as laptops, tablets, smartphone and games consoles using UV pens, and make sure you register them on Immobilise. This can help police to return any items that are stolen to their rightful owners. 
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Colleen Atkins (Neighbourhood Watch, Bedfordshire & Regional NW Communications Administrator, East of England)

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