More Kenilworth homes hit by burglaries & another BMW targeted

RESIDENTS are advised that further criminal activity has been reported in and around Kenilworth. Vigilance and prompt reporting direct to police of any suspicious activity is suggested and encouraged.

Burglary at home in Malthouse Lane, Kenilworth

Just after 3pm on 20 June, offenders entered a home in Malthouse Lane, Kenilworth through a kitchen window.

Once inside the house, the offenders carried out a messy search of the kitchen and dining area and then smashed through the kitchen door into the main house.

The offenders then carried out a messy search of the rest of the house before leaving the premises through the side door, taking only a spare key for a Land Rover vehicle. No incident number has been provided.

Burglary at Red Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth

At just before 11.30am on 20 June, a male offender kicked the front door of a home in Red Lane, Burton Green off its hinges and entered the house. Once inside, the offender carried out a messy search of the whole house before making off with items of jewellery and electronic equipment, along with a CCTV camera. This is Incident 234 of 20 June 2017.

Burglary and Vehicle Theft at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth

During the night of 18 into 19 June, offenders entered a home in Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, through an insecure kitchen window and stole the keys to a BMW vehicle from the hallway. The offenders left the premises through the kitchen door and used the keys to steal the vehicle from the driveway. This is Incident 68 of 19 June 2017.

If you have any information about any of these incidents or think you have may seen something then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.

BMW cars are targeted as a further spate of Burglaries hits Kenilworth

Warwickshire Police have informed Kenilworth Watch that a further spate of burglaries have taken place in the last couple of days. Residents are being advised to remain vigilant and pay particular regard to the security of their vehicles and homes. Deterrent’s such as reputable and monitored intruder alarms and smartwater are two elements that can often put criminals off from attacking a particular property. Warwickshire Police would like to hear from anyone that may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the locations mentioned. You can contact the police on 101.

Woodcote Avenue, Kenilworth

Between 7.30am and 3.30pm on 9 June, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Woodcote Avenue, Kenilworth, smashed a window in the rear door and then reached through to unlock the door with a key which had been left in the lock.  Once inside, the offenders carried out an untidy search of the upstaitrs and stole the keys to a BMW vehicle along with an Omega watch complete with box and receipt.  The offenders then used the keys to steal the BMW from the driveway. This is Incident 277 of 9 June 2017.

Clinton Lane, Kenilworth

Between 9am and 4pm on 12 June, offenders forced open the bottom section of a UPVC rear door at a home in Clinton Lane, Kenilworth and entered the kitchen.  Once inside the house, the offenders carried out a search and located the keys to a BMW vehicle.

They then entered the master bedroom, carried out a search of wardrobes and emptied a jewellery box and documents onto the bed before making off with a gold ring with a blue and silver stone along with a silver necklace and the spare keys for the BMW.  The offenders used the keys to steal the vehicle from the driveway. This is Incident 349 of 12 June 2017.

Warwick Road, Kenilworth

During the night of 11 into 12 June, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Warwick Road, Kenilworth and then entered the house through the rear kitchen patio doors.  The resident of the house was woken at 3am by the sound of the family dog barking and went downstairs to investigate.

The offender is not believed to have entered the house and made off when the dog started to bark.  Nothing was stolen. This is Incident 53 of 12 June 2017.

Hob Lane, Kenilworth

At around 12.25pm on 12 June, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Hob Lane, Burton Green through a side gate and smashed the glass in the rear patio doors of the house.  The resident was working in an upstairs room and heard noises.  He investigated and saw a white male with a dark beard, dark hair and stocky build, wearing black jeans and top.

The resident screamed and shouted at the offender, who quickly made off into a black Audi A3 vehicle with a registration similar to BP66 Y** and drive off towards Kenilworth.  It is believed that the offender was searching for the keys to a BMW vehicle parked on the driveway. This is Incident 204 of 12 June 2017.

 

Mike Vaughan Cycles Attacked

Kenilworth bicycle retailer Mike Vaughan Cycles was the subject of theft on Friday 10 June. Two bicycles were taken from the windows after bricks were thrown to smash the glass. The value of the bikes is estimated to be £5,000 according to Mike Vaughan Cycles who have posted details of the theft on their Facebook page.

There are reports that a black car was seen leaving the scene but this is not currently confirmed. Residents are advised to report to the police if they are offered a Domane Road or Procaliber MTB as these are the models stolen.

We are posting this to help the local community as seldom do we receive any crime alerts from Warwickshire Police these days and we have picked information up about this crime from social media. We have NOT been alerted by Police.

If you did see anything suspicious in the vicinity of Mike Vaughan’s Cycles in High Street, Kenilworth overnight Friday 9 to Saturday 10 June then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101. You can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111fullsizeoutput_2c8a

Attempted Burglary – Mortimer Road, Kenilworth

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY RESIDENTIAL took place between 08:00hrs on WEDNESDAY 26-APR-2017 and 10:00:00 on TUESDAY 02-MAY-2017 at MORTIMER RD, KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE.

Residents are advised to remain alert to suspicious activity following an attempted burglary in Kenilworth. Between0800hrs on Wednesday 26 April 2017 and 100hrs on Tuesday 2 May 2017 unknown offenders have approached the rear of property in Mortimer Road, Kenilworth. They have used an implement to try and force open rear ground floor double glazed kitchen window by levering the frame. When this failed, they have tried to pop the glass out of the frame which was also unsuccessful. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote Incident WK-20170502-0087.

 

Jewellery, IT equipment & Aggravated Vehicle Taking in latest Kenilworth crimes

KENILWORTH residents are being advised to heighten their vigilance and secure their properties as much as possible to deter entry as two more crimes have taken place across the town in the last couple of days.

Burglary – Mortimer Road, Kenilworth – Incident 232 of 26 April 2017

Between 0830hrs and 15.40hrs on 26 April, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Mortimer Road, Kenilworth and then smashed the glass in the rear conservatory door.

Once inside, the offenders smashed the glass in the internal patio door and entered the house to carry out a search of the bedrooms.  The offenders made off through the front door with a jewellery box and its contents along with a quantity of cash and an Xbox 1 and accessories.

Burglary & Aggravated Vehicle Taking  – Herbert Bond Drive, Kenilworth – Incident 24 of 24 April 2017

At just before 0400hrs on 27 April 2017, a group of 3 to 4 males threw a brick through a ground floor window at a home in Herbert Bond Drive (near Castle Green end of Clinton Lane), Kenilworth.  The residents were at home at the time.

The offenders were dressed in tracksuits, had balaclavas covering their faces and carried a weapon.  The went into the kitchen and demanded the keys to an Audi vehicle.  The resident handed over the keys and the offenders left the property and drove off in the Audi.  No one was hurt in the incident.

If you have any information about either of these crimes please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or you can call anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 111 555

 

 

Several Audi Cars Targeted in Kenilworth

On the evening on 20 April 2017 two Audi motor vehicles  were stolen from private drives in Leyes Lane and Dencer Drive respectively. In the same evening an Audi that was parked in Hyde Road, Kenilworth had both number plates stolen from the vehicle and considerable damage was caused.

Kenilworth Watch advised all vehicle owners to remain vigilant and take all sensible precautions to secure and protect their vehicles. If you have any information or witnessed any of the above please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Easter Crimes across Kenilworth includes Robbery

Warwickshire Police have apologised for the late sending of several messages related to recent crimes that have taken place across Kenilworth. They described the reasons as being ‘due to problems with the Force network and with the Easter break.’

Kenilworth Watch asks residents to heighten their vigilance and not be afraid to report anything they see that looks suspicious. These are the details of incidents, which have occurred at homes in Kenilworth over recent days:

Incident 163 of 11 April – Burglary – Jacox Crescent:  Between 6.30am and 1.30pm on 11 April, offenders entered a home in Jacox Crescent, Kenilworth after throwing a concrete slab through the rear kitchen door to smash the glass and then reaching through to unlock the door with the key which had been left in the lock.  Once inside, the offenders located the keys to a BMW vehicle and then used the keys to make off in the car.

Incident 44 of 11 April – Burglary – Upper Rosemary Hill:  During the night of 10 into 11 April, offenders forced open a ground floor boarded window at a home in Upper Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth and climbed into the property.  The offenders carried out a search before making off with several power tools, breaker boxes, power leads, smoke detectors and down lighters.

Incident 328 of 16 April – Burglary – Upper Rosemary Hill:  Between 4pm on 15 April and 7.30pm on 16 April, offenders again broke into the same home under renovation in Upper Rosemary Hill after removing boarding from a ground floor window.  Once inside, the offenders found nothing of value and made off.

Incident 31 of 16 April – Robbery – Coventry Road:  During the night of 15 into 16 April, 5 male offenders forced their way into a cottage home in Coventry Road, Kenilworth and demanded money.  One male was armed with a knife.  The males made their way through the property and stole an Iphone 6 before making off.

The offenders are described as 3 black and 2 white males, all with their faces covered and wearing hoodies.

Kenilworth Watch is also aware, while not being informed by Warwickshire Police, that Tesco Express in Leyes Lane was subject to a late night robbery on Friday 7 April. Just after 10.30pm a male entered the shop produced what looked to be a firearm and demanded money. He ran off into the Knights Meadow estate having taken the contents from the shop’s till.

If you have any information that might relate to any of these incidents please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.