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ALERT - Burglaries Bedford - Sent

Alert message sent 21/03/2019 10:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

Bedfordshire Police have advised Neighbourhood Watch of burglaries in Bedford and the police are seeking your help with any information.

High Street, Bedford. 781. - At 21:09 hrs on Sunday 17/03/19, offenders entered the property by smashing a main door window and opening the door from inside. They entered the building and forced entry of a flat using unknown means. They made a messy search of the room.

Howbury Street, Bedford. 783 Castle. – Between 18:30 – 21:00 hrs. Sunday 17 March. Front door was found wide open at 21:00 and householder discovered purse and cash had been stolen.

Brickhill Drive, Bedford. Beat 756 Brickhill. – Between 16:20 – 23:00 hrs. Not sure of date but reported 18 – 19 March. The offender smashed the rear window and moved items on the window ledge but no entry gained.

Did you see anything that caught your attention? Did you see or hear anyone or a vehicle that made you look twice? Did anyone come onto your property? Please report it, no matter how small, as it could help the investigation.

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 - especially 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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