Despite the police’s recent success in securing burglary convictions light fingered housebreakers continue to inflict misery on Eastleigh residents.
A large LCD television and a laptop were among items stolen recently in burglaries across the Borough.
A house in Lakewood road Chandlers Ford was broken into between 11am and 3pm.Thursday November 4th.
Around £10,000 worth of value items were taken including a 46 inch Panasonic television a Tiffany silver chain a Nintendo Wii and two Nintendo DS consoles, one of which was in a High School Musical case.
Two houses in Harbourne Gardens, West End were also raided on the 7th November between midday and 9pm.
A Toshiba laptop and a television were stolen from one of the properties following what Police described as an ‘untidy search’.
These incidents follow a recent spate of burglaries in the Valley Park area of Chandlers Ford.
Police have issued this reminder to householders.
- Use an automatic time switch on an indoor light, either in a room that cannot be peered into from the road, or upstairs.
- Fit security lighting outside the house as it not only deters intruders but illuminates vulnerable areas.
- Ensure that gates or access to the rear of the house are locked and secure. Don’t forget to lock your shed. Trim overgrown plants – don’t give burglars a hiding place.
- Secure windows, paying particular attention to ground floor windows and those above a flat roof.
- Property mark your valuables by using your postcode and your house number or name. Some articles are unsuitable for marking so photograph them.
- Intruder alarms are an effective deterrent against burglars. Before choosing a system ensure it is the one most suitable for your needs.
- Trust your instincts. If you see something suspicious let us know.
Anyone with information about the break ins should contact PC Paul Osborne or DC Philip Jones at Eastleigh police station on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.