Are you at risk from burglary?

Secure your home and remain vigilant

West Bergholt residents suffered 3 burglaries or attempted burglaries last week and Essex Police are cranking up their efforts to cut the incidence rate.  Their operation has identified a number of burglary hotspots in and around Colchester with parts of West Bergholt having been identified as a hot spot recently, in particular the hot areas in the West Bergholt and Eight Ash Green beat are:

  • Mumford Road,
  • Donard Drive,
  • Upton Close,
  • Lexden Road,
  • Chapel Road,
  • The Avenue,
  • Queen’s Road,
  • Spring Lane,
  • the Spinney,
  • The Retreat.

Members of our local communities can help the police by keeping vigilant, and through reporting any suspicious activity, which could relate to burglaries.  To report non-emergency incidents, or to give non-emergency information, please telephone 101, and, as always, dial 999 in an emergency.  It also pays, of course, to make sure that your property is locked, of the three recent incidents one was a result of forced entry, another no forced entry was necessary since a patio door was unlocked whilst the third was unsuccessful an attempt at forced entry left some damage but no entry was gained.

Information about suspicious persons, suspicious activity and related vehicles, will help Essex Police to keep crime Down!

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