Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Dodgy Window Cleaner

Here's a report from a member in Edgware about someone who was probably a burglar. Most of these criminals are arrested as a result of a direct call to the police from members of the public so if this happens to you call the police on 999.
I just had a very strange chap knock at my door. When I answered it, he told me he was the window cleaner. I told him he wasn't my window cleaner and he told me "well this was the address he gave me". I asked him who he was and he mumbled something and walked off down the path. I then saw him putting a ladder up against next door (they are out). However, when a parcel delivery man appeared, he quickly took it down and went off down the road. He had no form of transport just a bucket and a ladder.

I mention this as not only did I think he was very suspicious but we had a very similar experience at my previous address and that "window cleaner" turned out to be a burglar who succeeded in breaking into two flats before being discovered by the porter!
Please remember that this is worth a 999 call particularly as we are approaching the seasonal burglary peak.

The Police are launching their new campaign today with their partner agencies. I will be sending you info on that as soon as we get it.

Paul Hammond, Barnet Boroughwatch

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Barnet Police commence "Operation Jupiter"

Barnet Police commence "Operation Jupiter" this week as part of a 6 week operation to tackle burglary in the borough. As part of the operation many police resources including Dog support, Traffic, Territorial support and undercover officers have been deployed to target those responsible.

As always I ask all Barnet residents to be vigilant and do all they can to ensure their homes are secure. In addition I urge all the community to report anything suspicious via 0300 123 1212 to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 999.

Information is always the key in catching criminals in the act or during the resulting investigation. You are our eyes and ears. Together we can make a difference.

Chief Inspector Simon Causer, Colindale Police

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