Hunt for burglars targeting Chandler's Ford

Daily Echo: Hunt for burglars targeting community Hunt for burglars targeting community

POLICE are hunting burglars who have targeted homes in a Hampshire community.

Officers are investigating a series of burglaries in the Chandler's Ford area in a two day period which they believe could be linked.

They are urging residents to be on their guard and make sure their homes are secure.

In many cases UVPC doors are being targeted as some people pull the handle into the 'up' position without actually locking the door with the key.

Thieves broke into a home on Calshot Drive taking two handbags and other items including a camera and iPad, between 10.45pm on February 25 and 5.40am the next day.

Then they took a handbag and laptop from a home in Donnington Drive, on the same day between 11pm and 5.15am the next day, then a handbag and wallet were taken from a home in Salcombe Close after breaking in through the front door sometime between 10.30pm and 7am.

Burglars broke into another property in Highclere Way through the front door and took a handbag, wallet and iPad between 10.30pm on February 25 and 6.50am the next day.

Finally, an alarm went off at a home in Donnington Drive and, although it did not appear anyone had got in, the door handle had been tampered with at around 4pm on February 26.

Investigating officer DC Toru Tsuzaki said: “This recent spate of burglaries seems to have exploited vulnerabilities to the front door of homes during the night and suspects have entered to steal items close to the door itself.

“I'd advise the public to be extra vigilant and to lock and secure their front door properly overnight.

“Do not leave keys in the door and remove valuables from sight around windows and doorways. I'd also suggest putting electrical items such as laptops, tablets and phones out of sight when not in use during the night.”

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Tsuzaki at Eastleigh CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:51pm Wed 5 Mar 14

newsknight says...

Yet on 25 January Daily Echo news item stated:
Chandler's Ford named in list of places with fewest burglaries

. 3:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014 in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author By Emma Streatfield, Senior Reporter .

Daily Echo: Chandler's Ford has been named in a list of places with the fewest number of burglaries in the country
Chandler's Ford has been named in a list of places with the fewest number of burglaries in the country

THE Hampshire town of Chandler’s Ford has been named as one of the places where you are least likely to be burgled.

According to new research, it is one of several Hampshire postcodes not considered a break-in hotspot, with less than one household in every 1,000 claiming on their insurance.

It joined Hampshire places like Havant and Basingstoke, which came top in the list, as well as Bideford in Devon and East Riding in Yorkshire.

Analysis, done by comparison site MoneySuperMarket, showed the riskiest places for burglary were London and Manchester, with 45.2 theft claims in every 1,000 enquiries.




The research analysed 3.1 million home insurance quotes run on the site in 12 months.

Burglary figures are based on claims made in the last two years, at the current address lived in – with 13,900 ‘theft of contents’ claims analysed to determine the hotspots.

Alan Broadhurst, Eastleigh councillor for Chandler’s Ford West, said this backed up his information from police that crime rates in the community were low.

He said: “I’d like to think it’s the community – we all try to look after one another – but I also think that perhaps people in Chandler’s Ford tend to be more security conscious.”

- oh dear!!
Yet on 25 January Daily Echo news item stated: Chandler's Ford named in list of places with fewest burglaries . 3:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014 in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author By Emma Streatfield, Senior Reporter . Daily Echo: Chandler's Ford has been named in a list of places with the fewest number of burglaries in the country Chandler's Ford has been named in a list of places with the fewest number of burglaries in the country THE Hampshire town of Chandler’s Ford has been named as one of the places where you are least likely to be burgled. According to new research, it is one of several Hampshire postcodes not considered a break-in hotspot, with less than one household in every 1,000 claiming on their insurance. It joined Hampshire places like Havant and Basingstoke, which came top in the list, as well as Bideford in Devon and East Riding in Yorkshire. Analysis, done by comparison site MoneySuperMarket, showed the riskiest places for burglary were London and Manchester, with 45.2 theft claims in every 1,000 enquiries. The research analysed 3.1 million home insurance quotes run on the site in 12 months. Burglary figures are based on claims made in the last two years, at the current address lived in – with 13,900 ‘theft of contents’ claims analysed to determine the hotspots. Alan Broadhurst, Eastleigh councillor for Chandler’s Ford West, said this backed up his information from police that crime rates in the community were low. He said: “I’d like to think it’s the community – we all try to look after one another – but I also think that perhaps people in Chandler’s Ford tend to be more security conscious.” - oh dear!! newsknight
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11:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

beiroot says...

Perhaps that's why that area was "targeted". They probably thought the residents would be complacent and off guard.
Perhaps that's why that area was "targeted". They probably thought the residents would be complacent and off guard. beiroot
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12:04am Thu 6 Mar 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

track the ipad?
track the ipad? nervousbumskin420
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2:24pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Stapleman says...

beiroot wrote:
Perhaps that's why that area was "targeted". They probably thought the residents would be complacent and off guard.
Probably not that clever, doubt if they read anything!
[quote][p][bold]beiroot[/bold] wrote: Perhaps that's why that area was "targeted". They probably thought the residents would be complacent and off guard.[/p][/quote]Probably not that clever, doubt if they read anything! Stapleman
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10:06am Tue 18 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

It is important to put the handle up on upvc doors,and double lock,could make the difference between being burgled or not,and it only takes seconds..which is all it takes for a thief to get in,if you don't.
It is important to put the handle up on upvc doors,and double lock,could make the difference between being burgled or not,and it only takes seconds..which is all it takes for a thief to get in,if you don't. Positively4thStreet
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