Police appeal for information and offer security advice following attempted burglaries near Pailton
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Detectives are appealing for information and urging residents to take precautions following two attempted burglaries in Pailton near Rugby.
The same property in Lutterworth Road was targeting in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday 16 September) morning and again last night.
At 2.10am yesterday, three offenders were caught on CCTV entering the porch of the property before leaving when it is believed they were disturbed.
Six offenders returned at around 10.30pm and smashed the front door in an attempt to gain access. They failed to get into the property before leaving in a car.
Detective Sergeant Alan Gardner from Rugby Proactive CID said: “This was a terrifying incident for the occupants of the house and we’re appealing for information and witnesses to help with our enquiry.
“We’re especially keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dash cam footage from the area around the time of the incidents.
“At the moment, one of our main lines of enquiry is the offenders were trying to get the keys to a vehicle at the property so they could steal it. This is why we’re encouraging other residents in the area to be on their guard and take precautions in case they strike again.”
Police are issuing the following advice:
Make sure your property is secure and any security devices such as alarms, lights and CCTV are working
Keep your keys/fobs and valuables out of sight
Lock your car away safely in the garage, if you have one
Fit a high quality alarm to your vehicle
Use additional security systems such as immobilisers and visible security locks
If you have gates on your property, keep them locked where possible
Always take keys with you when leaving the vehicle unattended
Make sure doors, windows, the boot and sunroof are secure whenever you leave your vehicle
If you own more than one vehicle, parking the lesser valued vehicle behind the more expensive one on the driveway, making it more difficult to remove
If anyone has information that may help police with their enquiries they should call 101 quoting incident 459 of 16 September 2021. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.