Be on your guard – local spate of burglaries

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Shire Oak has again been hit by shed burglars. Imagery from Bing! Maps.

It’s time, I’m very much afraid, to issue another warning – it seems local burglars are at is again. In the last week or so there have been shed, garage and vehicle break-ins in Shire Oak, Stonnall and Aldridge.

Please ensure you lock all your outbuildings, and secure your premises as best you can. Don’t leave valuables on view in cars, and make sure anything that could be used in a burglary – ladders, garden tools etc. – is securely stowed away.

If you’re offered cheap tools, car stereo equipment or gardening kit, think hard about where it might have come from, and by all means grub the people flogging them into the rozzers – the stuff is probably nicked. Next time, it could be your stuff they take.

Anyone with information on the recent spate of thefts is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, you can arrange visit the Brownhills Safety House and check out the latest home security advice, information and products: it’s a great facility, and Area Manager John Morris has sent the following details (this is open to individuals, but if you have a group – maybe a club or suchlike – he can arrange a special visit just for you) – so why not call him and check it out?

John Morris wrote:

All pictures supplied by Walsall Police.

Home Security is important so why not checkout what is around to help you protect your family!

John Morris, our area manager for Aldridge & Beacon, has again arranged some free visits to the Brownhills Safety House.

I am delighted to tell you that, working in partnership with West Midlands Police, we have scheduled a number of FREE visits to the Police Safe House, Chester Road North, Brownhills. Please see the list of available dates below.

These visits are specifically developed for people who fear crime, want to know how to make themselves and their property as safe as possible and for victims of burglary. Lasting around 2 hours, the visit consists of an interactive presentation and demonstration of the latest security advice and products that are available to keep you and your property safe. There is also an opportunity at the end of the visit to purchase some of the things that you see demonstrated throughout the visit, including fake TVs, personal attack alarms, safe cans and more.

· Wednesday, 28th January – 10am – 12noon
· Monday, 9th February – 2pm – 4pm
· Wednesday, 25th February – 10am – 12noon
· Tuesday, 10th March – 10am – 12noon
· Wednesday, 11th March – 6pm – 8pm
· Monday, 30th March – 2pm – 4pm
· Thursday, 16th April – 2pm – 4pm
· Monday, 27th April – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
· Wednesday, 29th April – 10am – 12noon
· Thursday, 14th May – 10am – 12noon
· Tuesday, 2nd June – 2pm – 4pm
· Tuesday, 23rd June – 6pm – 8pm
· Thursday, 25th June – 2pm – 4pm

If you would like to book a place on any of these visits, it is essential that you contact me to book, as places are strictly limited on each trip.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

John Morris
Area Manager
Tel: 01922 653711
Mobile: 07852 421421

Walsall Communities and Public Protection
Walsall Council
Civic Centre – 2nd Floor
Darwall Street
Walsall WS1 1TP

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