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Vinters Park: FOUR burglaries in ONE street in ONE night

Friday 23rd September 2016

Burglars have struck FOUR times in one night in Vinters Park in a single street.

Items reported stolen include tablet computers, handbags and electrical equipment. Two cars were also reported stolen and one of these has been recovered.

Kent Police have issued prevention advice after receiving reports of  breakins at Crayford Close area were targeted overnight on Monday night and Tuesday morning,

At present no arrests have been made however enquiries into these reports remain ongoing.

There are a number of steps members of the public can take which can help deter burglars.

This includes:


Ensuring all windows and doors are locked overnight and when you are out of the property. If you have a UPVC door, ensure it is double locked.
Keeping keys, cash and expensive items out of view;
Using timer switches on lights and radios to make your home look occupied;
Keeping gates locked and boundaries secure;
Locking away bikes, tools and garden items that could be stolen or used to break into your home;
Security-marking items including bicycles, mobile telephones and laptops;
Keeping receipts, mobile phone IMEI numbers and serial numbers safe;
Photographing and insuring expensive or unique items;
Installing a safe, bolted to the ground or a wall, or use a safety deposit box at the bank;
Register important items for free at to help us return stolen items if they are recovered.