The force being used by criminals in Kenilworth has continued with two crimes being reported over the weekend in Kenilworth. At one address burglars wrenched a burglar alarm off the wall and despite the alarm continuing to sound entered the property ransacking rooms and taking several items of property.
The other crime involved power tools being stolen from a van. Both these events have heightened concern about burglaries in and around the town. While many residents have taken several steps to deter criminals there is mounting anxiety that a lack of police presence and an associated low likelihhood of being caught is leading to a more brazen attitude amongst offenders.
Leamington Road, Kenilworth
Between 10am and 4.30pm on 17 February, offenders broke into a home in Leamington Road, Kenilworth and activated the intruder alarm. The offenders pulled the alarm off the wall of the house and entered the premises but the alarm continued to sound. Once inside the house, the offenders carried out a very messy search before making off with several items. This is Incident 262 of 17 February 2018
Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth
During the night of 16 into 17 February, offenders broke into a Citroen van, parked in a layby outside a home in Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth by smashing a small window and forcing open the rear doors. Chain saws, boots and drills were stolen from inside. This is Incident 102 of 17 February 2018
If you have any information about either of these incidents or think you may have seen or heard something please contact Warwickshire Police in 101
Residents are reminded that the need for vigilance continues as a further burglary took place on 15 February at a home on Cromwell Lane, Burton Green.
Between 1pm and 6.45pm on 15 February, offenders broke into a home in Cromwell Lane, Burton Green by smashing through rear bi-folding doors.
Once inside the house, the offenders carried out an untidy search of the upstairs before making off empty handed.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information regarding the above please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.
KENILWORTH householders have been warned that burglars are continuing to prowl around the town looking for opportunities to enter homes, take property and cause significant, and in some cases, wanton damage to property.
The latest two events reinforce the need for continued and heightened vigilance and prompt reporting to the police of anything suspicious.
Red Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth
At 7.30pm on 9 February 2018, the resident of a home in Red Lane, Burton Green returned home and everything seemed normal. The resident then heard a loud bang and went upstairs to discover that all bedroom drawers and cabinets had been opened and searched and that the window had been smashed.
The resident believes that the loud bang was the offender making their escape. It is not clear exactly what was stolen. This is Incident 361 of 9 February 2018.
Station Road, Kenilworth
Between 1pm on 6 February and 1.30pm on 11 February 2018 offenders smashed the rear door of a home in Station Road, Kenilworth and entered the property. Once inside, the offenders carried out a search but it is not known exactly what was stolen. This is Incident 191 of 11 February 2018.
If you have any information about either of these crimes please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.
Notification of two more crimes reported for Kenilworth that relate to the first few days of February have just come through. One involves an attempted burglary and the other the theft of ladders from a rear garden.
These further events demonstrate the need for Kenilworth residents to remain vigilant and report anything or anyone that appears to be suspicious.
Crackley Hill, Kenilworth
At some point during the afternoon of 1 February, offenders attempted to break into a home in Crackley Hill, Kenilworth causing damage to the door and door frame. The offenders failed to get into the house and nothing was stolen. This is Incident 216 of 1 February 2018
Lockhart Close, Kenilworth
Between 10pm on 2 February and 5pm on 3 February, offenders stole a set of metal folding ladders from the rear garden of a home in Lockhart Close, Kenilworth. This is Incident 299 of 3 February 2018
Please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 if you have any information regarding either of these incidents.
Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth is the latest location where a home has been burgled by criminals to access keys to a motor vehicle which was then stolen from the drive of the home. Kenilworth Watch note the concern being felt by many residents of the increased level of crime in and around the town and have appealed for more police patrols to support the PCSO officers assigned to Kenilworth.
Home and Vehicle owners are advised to review what level of security they have for their homes and vehicles and are advised to take all appropriate and reasonable steps to deter offenders.
Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth
Between 1700hrs and 1820hrs on Monday 5 February 2018 unknown offender(s) forced entry into a residential property on Cromwell Lane, Burton Green. Offender(s) gained entry via a rear ground floor door. Once inside offender(s) conducted an untidy search and stole jewellery, electronic goods and vehicle keys. A blue Porsche Boxster was stolen from the driveway.
If you have information relating to the above offence, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 and quote 23/5162/18. Alternatively call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.
Kenilworth residents are warned that a scam is being operated by criminals pretending to be from the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA)
Hackers are impersonating the DVLA in order to gain sensitive data from unsuspecting drivers, it has emerged.
The agency warned that members of the public were receiving fraudulent emails that directs them to a fake website where the hackers steal their personal information.
The DVLA has confirmed it doesn’t send texts or emails with links to websites asking for motorists to confirm personal details or payment information.
A spokesman said: “We are aware that members of the public are receiving messages claiming to be the DVLA. Anyone getting these should delete them and not click any link.”
Daily Telegraph – Saturday 3 February 2018
The need to remain vigilant at all times has been reinforced further by an attempted burglary that took place between the 31 January and 1 February. Offenders were thwarted because of good security measures that made things difficult. However, they caused damage in their attempt to gain entry to a home.
A spokesperson for Kenilworth Watch said “This latest event shows we all need to keep a close eye on what is going on around us, if it looks suspicious it probably is so report it immediately on 101. If you can clearly see a crime is being committed, their is damage to property taking place or danger to persons then use 999.”
Lindisfarne Drive, Kenilworth
There was an attempted burglary at a home in Lindisfarne Drive some time between 31st January and 1st February. The offender/s smashed the rear external door but could not gain entry through a further internal rear door. The offender/s had also tried to gain entry through the garage door. This is Incident number 0329 01/02/2018
If you witnessed the above incident or have any information then please call 101.