Police urge vigilance after burglars target THREE Colnbrook homes for Asian Gold
Thames Valley Police is urging residents to be vigilant after burglars targeted three addresses in the parish this week, in what officers believe was a bid to steal Asian Gold.
Message sent by: Irene Shearer (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Slough)
Officers are keen to spread awareness of these burglaries by releasing details to try and prevent further incidents occurring, as the borough is only too aware of the problem having suffered similar spates in the past.
Between 4 pm and 10:20pm on Tuesday September 30th, burglars targeted three homes in the parish – in Welland Close and Trent Road on the Westfield estate, and one in Dawley Ride, Poyle. Fortunately, Asian gold was only stolen from one of the properties (Dawley Ride).
Det Insp Andy Shearwood, of Local CID at Slough, said:
“By getting the message out promptly and working together and remaining vigilant, I’m hoping that we can prevent further incidents from occurring.
“With Eid and Diwali being celebrated this month, I would ask people to be extra vigilant and to ensure they take the relevant steps to safeguard their Asian gold.
“People should not be keeping valuable jewellery at home, even if they feel it is suitably hidden, as criminals are only too aware of such hiding places and will target these areas to deprive lawful owners of their valuable heirlooms.
“My advice to those who own Asian gold is to keep it locked away in a safety deposit box in a nearby bank or to have an approved safe professionally fitted.”
In 2011, we experienced a massive spate of Asian gold burglaries with over 200 offences reported in the space of eight months. I do not want a repetition of this and would therefore ask residents to work with us to prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place. Let’s nip them in the bud before they escalate again.
If you become suspicion of anyone who you feel maybe involved in committing crime, or witnesses any suspicious activity, then contact police on the 101 non-emergency number. If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.