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Alarming burglary numbers this weekend
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Snazy


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01-10-2012 10:29 AM

"@MPSLewisham: 11 burglaries over the weekend, some occurred in the SE23 area - http://t.co/vYIpluGI for info on how to protect your home and possessions."

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roz


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01-10-2012 08:36 PM

We had the police doing the rounds last night trying to raise awareness.

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Londondrz


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02-10-2012 09:16 AM

It's that time of year when the thieving little "squirrels" like to take advantage so they can "feather their nest" for winter, as it were.

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sharon


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02-10-2012 10:02 AM

We had someone try to get in to our sons bedroom last nite at twelve thirty ! On the forth floor via our scaffold ,the same thing happened two weeks ago ,when someone did get in and stole my sons 70 ! The police were amazing they waited on honor oak ,waldenshaw and on our road ! The good news is they caught him ,they took my son (he's only 14) to see if he recognised him and lucky he did ,so one less scumbag on our streets ,let's hope he's dealt with firmly like maybe chop both his hands off !

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Snazy


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02-10-2012 11:29 AM

Sorry to hear that Sharon, sounds scary as hell.
Glad they have caught the person though, even though the penalty will not fit the crime, at least they will have a record of them.

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Londondrz


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02-10-2012 01:30 PM

That very good news! I take it you are on Waldenshaw Rd.

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tfm33


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02-10-2012 03:11 PM

Something pertinent to be aware of, from the 'Brockley Central' forum.

http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/20...ation.html

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Londondrz


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03-10-2012 10:05 AM

I had this a few years ago, lady, distressed saying she was a neighbour and no leccy. I said no problem, I will pop along with you as you live close obviously She *****d off sharpish.

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ryananglem


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03-10-2012 10:38 AM

I fell for this same thing a few years ago. Only had a few coins in the house though, so was only parted with 3.

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tfm33


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04-10-2012 08:55 AM

To clarify; my intention was to draw readers to the concluding section of that article, which I saw as pertinent to the topic of this thread.

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Snazy


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04-10-2012 11:19 AM

Thanks TFM33 for pointing out the tip at the end for anyone experiencing such an attempt at a scam.

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But this is where it gets really weird... my friend called the police and they told him to check the outside of their house, and that there might be a symbol chalked on the wall. Sure enough there was a discrete rectangle daubed by the front door. Apparently it's one of a set of signs made for others in the gang, though the police don't know what each one means anything from 'don't target this house again' to ' there's a nice big telly in here to come back later for'.

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