Warning issued after spate of Broadstairs burglaries and attempted break-ins

Burglary

Residents in Broadstairs are being urged to be vigilant following reports of at least five burglaries and attempted burglaries in the town.

Officers are investigating the break-ins which took place between January 14-19 and are working to identify further lines of enquiry including CCTV and forensic opportunities.

Investgations:

A report of a burglary at a property in Carlton Avenue between 6pm on 16 January and 9.45am on 17 January where  cash was reported stolen. (Crime reference 46/10697/19).

An attempted burglary between 6pm on 18 January and 12.30pm on 19 January where a door was damaged at a property in Belmont Road. (46/12481/19).

A burglary in Salisbury Avenue between 9.45pm and 9.50pm on 17 January where it was reported a person had got into the property, but was chased by dogs and nothing was stolen (46/11481/19).

An attempted burglary in Freda Close between 8.55am on 14 January and 8.55am the following day, in which damage was caused to a door (46/9387/19).

An attempted burglary in Vincent Close between after midnight on 14 January and 7.40pm on 15 January in which damage was caused to a lock (46/9432/19).

Detective Constable Robert Goodban said: “While in the majority of these reports nothing was reported stolen, the idea that someone has tried to get into your home is upsetting regardless. Currently we are not ruling out the possibility that these reports may be linked.

“So we want to remind residents to review their security settings, make sure all doors and windows can be locked.

“See if your property is suitable to install CCTV or alarms. Don’t leave tools in your garden or anything that might be used to get into your home.

“Keep photographic proof of any expensive items like jewellery.’”

People with information about any of the reported offences are asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting the relevant reference number.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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