Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

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HOMEOWNERS are being warned to lock windows when leaving their home following a burglary in Harwich.

Detectives are appealing for information following a break-in at a home in Fernlea Road, between 3pm and 4.30pm on Saturday.

They crooks gained entry via a window that had been left open before stealing a purse and a DVD boxset.

Investigating officer, Det Con Linda Whiting, said: "Following our house-to-house enquiries, we’re keen to identify two young men who were seen in the area on Saturday tea-time.

“We’re hoping that, with the good descriptions, either they will come forward so that we can potentially eliminate them from our enquiries or someone will know who they are and contact us with their names.”

One of the men walks with a limp, has mousey hair and was dressed in blue and grey while the other man was dressed in red and walked into the alley leading to the rear of the property.

Both men were then seen to walk off in separate directions.

Det Con Whiting added: "It really is important for people to close and lock their windows and doors whether they are inside or outside and regardless of whether they are just nipping out for a few minutes.”

Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to contact detectives at Clacton police station on 101.

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12:57pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Roger, will do. Thank you police service, message received and understood. When our travelling friends arrive in numbers, I have previously, and will tonight, thread a fishing line one foot off the ground around the outside of Angry Towers. Anchored at one end to a tree, looped through shrubs, and finishing by passing through one of the car doors and then tied to a large piece of cardboard pegged to the drivers headrest. Works a treat, trespassers don't even feel the line, but as soon as it gets pulled, the cardboard moves and the alarm goes off. Went off twice last time, just saw them scampering off.
Roger, will do. Thank you police service, message received and understood. When our travelling friends arrive in numbers, I have previously, and will tonight, thread a fishing line one foot off the ground around the outside of Angry Towers. Anchored at one end to a tree, looped through shrubs, and finishing by passing through one of the car doors and then tied to a large piece of cardboard pegged to the drivers headrest. Works a treat, trespassers don't even feel the line, but as soon as it gets pulled, the cardboard moves and the alarm goes off. Went off twice last time, just saw them scampering off. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 17

1:00pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

I mean really - people should know to lock windows and doors. If you don't make adult choices then you are asking for problems.
I mean really - people should know to lock windows and doors. If you don't make adult choices then you are asking for problems. Jack222
  • Score: 6

5:06pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Jack222 wrote:
I mean really - people should know to lock windows and doors. If you don't make adult choices then you are asking for problems.
Jack, you are missing the point. Obviously we lock our doors. The police can't say " look out, travellers about!", but they can say in code there is a higher risk of burglary at the moment - be extra vigilant! Anyway locks don't stop them - just slows them down a little second or two.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: I mean really - people should know to lock windows and doors. If you don't make adult choices then you are asking for problems.[/p][/quote]Jack, you are missing the point. Obviously we lock our doors. The police can't say " look out, travellers about!", but they can say in code there is a higher risk of burglary at the moment - be extra vigilant! Anyway locks don't stop them - just slows them down a little second or two. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 10

12:36am Mon 28 Jul 14

Over G says...

I had them around mine the other night 3.50 in the morning, trying to get into the porch way side cupboard of my front door.
They were all drunk as usual on stolen booze i presume?
Im not allowed to say who they are, but you can see their new site with a pair of Bino's from our bedrooms.
They have only been here 5 minutes and have made an absolute nuisance of themselves.
My wife's family come from western Eire in Sligo, they were originally from Scotland, they were Potato Farmers and they worked shockingly hard for their wares. This lot well what can you say?
Lets hope its on your Bikey ......P*k*y soon?
I had them around mine the other night 3.50 in the morning, trying to get into the porch way side cupboard of my front door. They were all drunk as usual on stolen booze i presume? Im not allowed to say who they are, but you can see their new site with a pair of Bino's from our bedrooms. They have only been here 5 minutes and have made an absolute nuisance of themselves. My wife's family come from western Eire in Sligo, they were originally from Scotland, they were Potato Farmers and they worked shockingly hard for their wares. This lot well what can you say? Lets hope its on your Bikey ......P*k*y soon? Over G
  • Score: 3

12:38am Mon 28 Jul 14

Over G says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Roger, will do. Thank you police service, message received and understood. When our travelling friends arrive in numbers, I have previously, and will tonight, thread a fishing line one foot off the ground around the outside of Angry Towers. Anchored at one end to a tree, looped through shrubs, and finishing by passing through one of the car doors and then tied to a large piece of cardboard pegged to the drivers headrest. Works a treat, trespassers don't even feel the line, but as soon as it gets pulled, the cardboard moves and the alarm goes off. Went off twice last time, just saw them scampering off.
The E.U. has decided that you are no longer allowed to use the word P*key!
You must now use the phrase: Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers or C*NTs for short.

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[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: Roger, will do. Thank you police service, message received and understood. When our travelling friends arrive in numbers, I have previously, and will tonight, thread a fishing line one foot off the ground around the outside of Angry Towers. Anchored at one end to a tree, looped through shrubs, and finishing by passing through one of the car doors and then tied to a large piece of cardboard pegged to the drivers headrest. Works a treat, trespassers don't even feel the line, but as soon as it gets pulled, the cardboard moves and the alarm goes off. Went off twice last time, just saw them scampering off.[/p][/quote]The E.U. has decided that you are no longer allowed to use the word P*key! You must now use the phrase: Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers or C*NTs for short. Courtesy of Sickipedia.org: http://www.sickipedi a.org/racism/gypsy/t he-e-u-has-decided-t hat-you-are-no-longe r-80512#ixzz38iOfkmm d Over G
  • Score: 13

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