On the 10 DECEMBER 2018 between 11pm and then approximately 4am the next morning a series of burglaries occurred in the CHALK LANE area of East Horsley. The offenders accessed the rear of a property through an insecure side gate, and then made use of adjoining fields to access neighbouring gardens. The offenders took a range of items including computers, phones, bicycles and in one property, wine.
I am also aware of other burglaries that have occurred in recent weeks in the East Horsley area.
The Police statement adds:
"Please be reassured that we are very much attempting to carry out more overt and covert patrols of the area, but this is also pitted against our normal service demands and the uptick in burglary in other areas also!
I would ask that any local residents please stay vigilant at this time of year, when burglaries increase nationally."
This would include:
- Ensuring doors and windows are locked.
- Securing side gates and sheds/outbuildings.
- Reviewing CCTV and motion detection alerts regularly, as it is not uncommon for offenders to conduct occupancy tests in the lead up to offences.
- Challenging any suspicious behaviour, or reporting it to police on 101 or through online reporting. Genuine couriers and such will carry identification and will not be offended!
I have also included some information from our Designing Out Crime Team. This is their guide on the best home security tips as well as their contact information if you require any further advice.