Burglaries – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 1730hrs on Friday 29 July and 1900hrs on Saturday 30 July 2022 offenders have broken into a property by forcing/snapping the lock on a rear door at a Fishponds Road, Kenilworth.Once inside the offenders made an untidy search and a number of items of jewellery were stolen.

This is incident 317 of 30 July 2022

Please be aware that at around 0130hrs this morning (Sunday 31 July 2022) householders arrived home from holiday and disturbed offenders who had entered the property at De Montford Road, Kenilworth by snapping the lock of a rear door. The offenders made off with signs of an untidy search including the disturbance of jewellery boxes.

This is incident 28 of 31 July 2022

At approximately 1915hrs on Saturday 30 July 2022 offenders using a stolen red VW Golf have rammed and damaged the doors of commercial premises at Princes Drive, Kenilworth in an attempt to gain entry to the premises.

This is incident 336 of 30 July 2022

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious, have any CCTV that might be helpful or if you have any information about any of these incidents please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

While there are a number of measures one is advised to take to deter burglary  such as installing a monitored burglar alarm, the fitting of anti snap locks are a major deterrent that largely prevents entry to premises by offenders.  

For more information about Anti Snap locks and suppliers etc please click here https://kenilworthnwatch.com/2022/07/28/preventing-burglary-help-and-advice/

Preventing Burglary – Help and Advice

FOLLOWING a number of burglaries in Kenilworth several people have asked and and enquired what they can do to protect their property and home so as to avoid becoming a victim of this invasive and often unsettling crime.

While there are a number of things one can do to deter criminals with a monitored burglar alarm being the most important, we would, in response the recent incidents, highlight the need to check and and raise the standard of door locks where they are found not to be of standard that prevents the snapping and punching through of locks, often taking less than 9 seconds.

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Many doors these days are made of UPVC or composite materials and the door locks are pretty standard. More door manufacturers are now fitting anti snap locks as standard to new doors so these doors are more than adequate to prevent entry to a property by lock snapping and forcing. However, many more of the UPVC/Composite type of doors are in use at properties with patio doors the most common, closely followed by rear doors and then front doors. Unfortunately, many of these doors are older and thus do not enjoy the protection from an anti snap lock.

Anti snap locks can be fitted to existing doors fairly easily and Kenilworth Watch would advise householders to give serious consideration to fitting anti snap locks. There have been two or three properties in Kenilworth where criminals have tried to enter properties and have given up because they found anti snap locks had been fitted.

There are a number of anti snap lock suppliers and installers. However, we are very appreciative of an offer of help from Eydens of Coventry who are fully accredited locksmiths and installers. They can install anti snap locks.

Eyden Locksmiths Ltd are happy to provide a free home security survey to make sure your home is secure .

To pursue this please get in touch with Lee Warren 07784112625 or lwarren@eydens.co.uk if you need any help/advice or information he will be happy to help.

Burglary – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between Sunday 24 July and 2100hrs on Wednesday 27 July 2022 offenders have snapped/forced the locks of a rear patio door and then smashed the window of an internal door from a conservatory into the main house at Greville Road, Kenilworth. Once inside the offenders made an untidy search.

 

This is incident 353 of 27 July 2022

 

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any CCTV footage on or nearby to this street please contact Warwickshire Police on 101. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

One of the most effective ways to prevent the method used to gain entry to the properties by snapping and punching out locks is to fit anti snap locks that make it very difficult to gain entry and open the door to which the lock is fitted. Anti-Snap locks are available from all good locksmiths.

Burglary – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 1830hrs on Tuesday 26 July and 1830hrs on Wednesday 27 July 2022 offenders have broken into a property at Waverley Road, Kenilworth by snapping/forcing the rear patio doors.

It is not clear as yet what, if anything, has been stolen.

This is incident 286 of 27 July 2022

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any CCTV footage then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Burglary Alert – Kenilworth

WARWICKSHIRE POLICE are appealing for any information following a number of burglaries that have taken place in Kenilworth in recent days and weeks. Residents with CCTV in or near to the streets listed where burglaries have taken place are being asked to review any CCTV footage for several hours before and after the events.

Have you seen or heard anything suspicious in or around the streets where these burglaries have taken place over the past few days and weeks? If yes please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Some of the events have occurred within the last 24 hours with others over the past few days and weeks. In all cases to date where entry to a property has taken place items of jewellery have been stolen.

Kenilworth Watch are appealing to residents with UPVC type doors to check the type of locks fitted and change them to the “Anti Snap” type. Many standard locks do not offer robust protection and can often easily be punched through enabling entry for criminals within 10 seconds.

Please watch this short film that shows how easy it can be to punch a standard lock out.

The Burglary Details

Between 0720hrs and 1530hrs on Wednesday 27 July 2022 offenders have snapped the lock of a rear door of a property at Fishponds Road, Kenilworth and entered the premises. Items of jewellery were stolen.

This is incident 223 of 27 July 2022

Between 0900hrs on Tuesday 26 July and 1015hrs on Wednesday 27 July offenders have tried enter a property at Queens Road, Kenilworth by forcing the lock of the rear door. The offenders were unable to gain entry.

This incident is crime number reference 23/32098/22

Between 0700hrs and 1530hrs on Monday 25 July 2022 offenders have snapped the lock of a rear door of a property at John O Gaunt Road, Kenilworth and entered the premises. Items of jewellery were stolen.

This incident is 302 of 26 July 2022

Between 0830hrs and 1730hrs on Tuesday 26 July 2022 offenders have snapped the lock of a rear door of a property at Barrow Road, Kenilworth and entered the premises. Items of jewellery were stolen.

This incident 280 of 26 July 2022

Between Sunday 17 July and Wednesday 20 July 2022 offenders have broken into a property at Southbank Road, Kenilworth by snapping the lock of a rear patio door. Once inside the offenders have carried out an untidy search and a number of items have been stolen including a Leica X2 camera, Nikon S3 camera 50mm lens.

This is incident 184 of 20 July 2022

At approximately 2240hrs on Saturday 9th July 2022 offenders attempted to force a door to a property atPercy Road, Kenilworth. After several failed attempts the offenders were disturbed and made off.

This is incident 174 of 17 July 2022

Between 2000hrs on Sunday 10 July and 1030hrs on Monday 11th July 2022 offenders have snapped the lock of a rear patio door of a property at Angless Way, Kenilworth and entered the premises. Items of jewellery were stolen.

This is incident 109 of 11 July 2022

Between 1730hrs on Saturday 9 July and 0800hrs on Monday 10 July 2022 offenders have snapped the lock of a side door of a property at Greville Road, Kenilworth and entered the premises. 

This is incident 89 of 10 July 2022

Overnight between Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July 2022 offenders have forced the lock of a side

door of a property at Randall Road, Kenilworth and entered the premises. Items of jewellery were stolen.

This is incident 333 of 9 July 2022

One of the most effective ways to prevent the method used to gain entry to the properties at most of these burglaries is to fit anti snap locks that make it very difficult to gain entry and open the door to which the lock is fitted. Anti-Snap locks are available from all good locksmiths.

More information is available about anti snap locks & the anti snap locks themselves can be obtained from:

https://www.eydens.co.uk/locks-locksmith-coventry

Other providers, suppliers and outlets can provide these products and services.