|Police Alert After Merton Park Burglaries|
Residents asked to be vigilent about security
Police are asking Merton Park residents to be vigilent about the security of their homes after a series of overnight burglaries.
The burglaries took place in and around Circle Gardens during the night of Friday August 13/Saturday August 14, when the thieves enterered homes by back windows.
Sgt Ian Harman of Merton Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: "Many residents store tools in sheds. Sadly, criminals seek to use these ‘stores’ to their advantage. We are asking residents to think seriously about not only locking their sheds, but also to consider how robust the doors, hinges and locks of the sheds or garages may be. Please remember that by protecting the contents of your shed or garage, you are also directly protecting the contents of your home."
Residents are urged to call 999 if they witness any activity which they feel is suspicious, especially in connection with entries to sheds or garages.
August 12, 2010