Friday, 18 March 2011

Walk-in burglary warning as man charged

Police are warning householders in Yate and Chipping Sodbury to be on the alert after a man was charged in connection with a burglary in the Woodchester area on Monday March 14.

A man was arrested later the same day.

Neighbourhood PC Mike Hart said: "We have had 11 'walk-in' burglaries like this since the beginning of the year. It's really important for householders to make sure doors are locked even when they are at home. Now that we're beginning to get some warmer weather I would also remind people to keep windows closed unless they are in the room. It only takes a minute for a thief to sneak in and take your purse, wallet, mobile phone, or your car keys, so keep them safely out of sight."

PC Hart also recommends registering valuables at, the free, secure, national property database, and marking items with your postcode.

For more information on home security visit the police website, or contact your neighbourhood team at Chipping Sodbury police station, tel 0845 456 7000.

A 28-year-old Yate man has appeared before Northavon Magistrates charged with burglary. The man faced magistrates on Thursday March 17 and was remanded in custody to appear before Bristol Crown Court later this month.

No comments:

Post a Comment