Friday 9 November 2018

Burglary Alert - Did you see anything?

There was a burglary today, Friday 9th November, in Ashburnham Place. The burglar was disturbed and fled the house. They gained access via the basement sash window. Did you see anything around 12:55pm and 1pm today? Do you have CCTV cameras that may have filmed an individual rushing down Ashburnham Place or Ashburnham Retreat? Any information please contact me here or contact our Safer Neighbourhood Police - see below.

Unfortunately Crime in the Triangle is rising at an alarming rate with burglars being more bold and now entering homes via the front door. They are using a locksmith tool to easily open yale door locks. ALWAYS chubb lock your door, and bolt the door last thing at night. A burglar attempted to gain entry into a house in King George Street last week via the front door whilst the occupants were asleep in bed. There has been 6 burglaries in King George Street in the last month and 10 burglaries within the Triangle in the last 12 weeks.

Motor vehicle crimes is a continuing problem within the area with many car windows being smashed to steel items from within. I cannot reiterate enough the importance not to leave ANYTHING on display. If you are the unfortunate victim of car crime please report this to the police by calling 101.

Also, if you are a TSB customer, please be aware the ATM machines in the High Street have been tampered with known as a Lebanese Loop - see below.

Lebanese loop is a device used to commit fraud and identity theft by exploiting automated teller machines(ATMs). In its simplest form, it is a strip or sleeve of metal or plastic which blocks the ATM's card slot, causing any inserted card to be apparently retained by the machine, allowing it to be retrieved by the fraudster when the card holder leaves.

As crime is increasing I would like to request for volunteers to join the security team. Ideally we need a representative on each road and flats within the Triangle. I just need more eyes and ears to keep a look out and to actively report anything suspicious. Please contact me here if you are interested or for more information.

Greenwich Police Safer Neighbourhood Team
Tel: 020 8284 5494

Tina Pugh

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