At Crown Watch we have been increasingly frustrated by so many residents and their apparent indifference to warnings and advice from the Police and Neighbourhood Watch about crime. In our current (November Edition) Kenilworth Update we mentioned that over 50% of crime in the town related to items being taken from unattended motor vehicles that are either insecure (unlocked) or items have been left on show.
Within the past 12 days the town has been run ragged by criminals increasingly attracted to the town for what they are see are easy and rich pickings. The latest events are detailed below and as you read them we ask you to consider that most of the latest victims probably thought ‘it won’t happen to me’ but now it has. Are you next, is your vehicle locked as you read this, what have you left in the car on show or even in the boot on your drive.
In addition, Crown Watch have taken the unprecedented step of writing to the Chief Constable about the delays in receiving crime alerts. As you will see from this post some of the crimes reported date back some 12 days and this undermines what we are trying to do by keeping the community informed and enabling them to protect themselves and their property. We will post what we have said to the Chief Constable shortly.
Incident 159 of 8 November
During the night of 7 into 8 November, offenders entered a secure Ford vehicle parked outside a home in Ilam Park, Kenilworth and stole a sat nav from inside.
Incident 225 of 9 November
Between 8pm on 7 and 10am on 9 November, offenders entered a Hyundai vehicle outside a home in Whitemoor Road, Kenilworth and entered it to steal a sat nav.
Incident 221 of 8 November
At some point before 2pm on 8 November offenders entered a insecure Nissan vehicle parked in Thornby Avenue and carried out an untidy search before removing the cover to the fuse box and making off. Nothing is believed to have been stolen.
Incident 232 of 8 November
During the night of 7 into 8 November, offenders entered a Vauxhall vehicle also parked in Thornby Avenue and stole a full set of golf clubs, a powered trolley and a pair of golf shoes.
Incident 326 of 8 November
Between 9.30am and 5.40pm on 8 November, offenders entered a Jaguar vehicle parked outside a home in Hermitage Way, Kenilworth and stole a set of golf clubs from the boot. They also stole a sat nav and made their way into the garage of the house.
Incident 81 of 9 November
During the night of 8 into 9 November, offenders entered a Ford vehicle parked in Elmdene Road, Kenilworth and carried out an untidy search before making off with a sat nav.
Incident 204 of 12 November
Between 1.40 and 3.30pm on 12 November, offenders entered a home in Danewood Way, Kenilworth after kicking in the rear door. Once inside, the offenders stole a quantity of cash and a television.
Incident 134 of 14 November
Between 8.30am and 11pm on 14 November, offenders jemmied open a rear kitchen window at a home in Cromwell Lane, Coventry and entered the house. Once inside, the offenders carried out an untidy search of all rooms before making off with a digital camera.
Incident 273 of 19 November
At some point before 5.40pm on 19 November, offenders entered a home in Best Avenue, Kenilworth after removing a UPVC panel from the rear kitchen door. Once inside, the offenders stole items of jewellery, a DVD player, Wii games console, a laptop computer, an Ipad and a surround sound system.
If you have any information about any of these events please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.