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Western Rural Round-up Week ending 8/9/2013

19th September 2013 @ 6:06am – by Insp. Keith Curbishley
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1.On Monday 2nd, a house in Grasmere Road, Frodsham suffered a burglary which occurred during mid-morning. Police are keen to hear from any residents who may have seen anyone going up and down people's driveways, or acting suspiciously in the area.
2.There have been two stables broken into this week in the Norley Road area of Frodsham/Kingsley. One offence occurred on Monday afternoon when a small dark blue hatchback vehicle was seen to drive away. The second offence was reported on Tuesday morning. Both stables were secured with padlocks.
This kind of offence is a regular occurrence across the whole rural area – I would urge all readers who use stables to ensure that they utilise heavy duty locks and clasps which are resistant to being prised off or cut with bolt cutters. I would also suggest suitable 'shed alarms' which are only activated when a door is opened and a contact broken. These can be battery operated for when there is no mains supply and are cheap and easy to install.
3.An unoccupied house which is currently under renovation in the Norley area was also broken into during the late weekend or Monday period. Whilst there is nothing to suggest that this offence is in any way linked to the above mentioned stable breaks, I would urge all local residents to be extra vigilant at this time and to report any suspicious activity straight away. Local patrols are aware of the offences and will be targeting their patrol accordingly.
4.Last week, I reported that there had been a number of burglary offences in the Tarporley and Tattenhall areas. There has been a greatly increased police presence in the area, but despite this, another burglary was reported in the Harthill area near Tattenhall, which occurred sometime during Tuesday afternoon. It appears that the responsible offender(s) have access to a vehicle and will attack properties at all times of day and night. Please be mindful and continue to report any suspicious activity as soon as it happens.
5.At 4am, Wednesday morning, offenders broke into Helsby Post Office. Police officers arrived at the scene quickly afterwards but it appears that the offenders made off in a vehicle. Police have already received some information about the get-away vehicle, but are keen to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed anything.
6.On Thursday evening, between 9.30-9.15pm, offenders have smashed a window at an address in Church Lane, Farndon. There was a spate of similar offences in this location a few months ago, which stopped after police intervention. It appears that those responsible may be reverting to old habits! Police will again take action, but as always, we need the eyes and ears of the local community to assist in securing evidence to allow positive action.


Inspector Keith Curbishley

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