Police in Fenham deliver burglary advice to residents
07 Dec 2016 12:45 PM[View Full Size]
Police in Fenham are delivering crime prevention advice to local residents to help avoid being targeted by burglars.
Following a number of recent home and shed burglaries in the area officers are trying to raise awareness around home security and to get people to take action.
Since November 14th there has been two homes broken into and nine sheds targeted by burglars in the Heather Place, Wingrove Road, Cherryburn Gardens, Nuns Moor Road, Moorside North and Curtis Road areas of Fenham.
To try and stop burglars and get residents thinking more about crime prevention the Neighbourhood Inspector for the area Julie Rana is writing to around 350 residents passing on advice.
The letters will be delivered by neighbourhood officers and PCSOs during their routine patrols in the areas in the coming days.
Insp Rana said: "I'm writing to residents to make them aware of the recent burglaries and to get them to take action and help avoid being targeted by burglars.
"All of the recent incidents have happened during darkness and so I'm advising residents to think about crime prevention measures like security lights and alarms. It's really important that the most basic of steps are taken - always lock your door, make sure windows are closed and keep valuables of sight, however on the run up to Christmas it's even more important that people don't leave toys or presents in open view of windows or in cars.
"Although we will have extra patrols in the Fenham area on the run up the festive season we still need local residents to be our eyes and ears within our communities.
"If you see or hear anything which you believe is suspicious, please don’t hesitate to ring us on 999. If you have any concerns or if you would like to speak to a member of the Policing Team contact us by telephoning 101 or emailing the Newcastle North West Neighbourhood Policing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org".