UPVC door lock warning after spate of burglaries across Bassett in Southampton

UPVC door lock warning after spate of burglaries

UPVC door lock warning after spate of burglaries

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

PEOPLE are being urged to lock up their uPVC front doors carefully after a spate of burglaries.

Police say some householders appear to be pulling the handle into the “up” position, but not actually locking the door with the key.

Detectives are now investigating whether a string of burglaries in Southampton are linked.

On Friday, February 14, a home on Burgess Road in Bassett, was broken into through the front door between 12.30pm and 2.40pm. A pair of hooped gold earrings was taken.

The following morning a house n The Parkway, in Bassett, was broken into through the front door. A handbag and laptop were taken.

On Sunday, February 16, between midnight and 6am a home on Glenwood Avenue, in Bassett, was broken into through the front door and a wallet, a holdall bag with a laptop, and a child’s backpack were taken.

Between 1am and 7am a home in Copperfield Road, in Bassett, was also broken into through the front door. A laptop, an iPad, and a handbag containing between £50 and £80 was taken.

Contact Detective Inspector Nield at Bitterne police station on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously. Minicom users should call 01962 875000.

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1:57pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

I was told by a locksmith once to always lift and keylock the the handle on my upvc front door,and not just simply rely on the slam lock setting,to ensure extra security when locking the door.It doesn't take more than a couple of seconds,but makes things more difficult for the opportunist thief.
I was told by a locksmith once to always lift and keylock the the handle on my upvc front door,and not just simply rely on the slam lock setting,to ensure extra security when locking the door.It doesn't take more than a couple of seconds,but makes things more difficult for the opportunist thief. Positively4thStreet
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7:28pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Dave of Dibden says...

Also never leave the key in the lock on the inside of the door when locked as it is still possible to unlock the door from the outside with a lock pick
Also never leave the key in the lock on the inside of the door when locked as it is still possible to unlock the door from the outside with a lock pick Dave of Dibden
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2:38pm Sun 23 Feb 14

forest hump says...

Get a dog which will scare the bejeezus out of any potential intruder
Get a dog which will scare the bejeezus out of any potential intruder forest hump
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7:07pm Sun 23 Feb 14

boilerman says...

Why don't we take burglary and the effect it has on the home owner seriously.
Burglars should be tatooed on their foreheads as they are scum.
The other day two guys were sentenced to 2yrs and 18months respectively for 20 odd burglaries netting them about 200K, they also asked for about 30 others top be taken into account.
What a joke, who say's crime doesn't pay?
Why don't we take burglary and the effect it has on the home owner seriously. Burglars should be tatooed on their foreheads as they are scum. The other day two guys were sentenced to 2yrs and 18months respectively for 20 odd burglaries netting them about 200K, they also asked for about 30 others top be taken into account. What a joke, who say's crime doesn't pay? boilerman
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