There have been several reports on our village facebook page over the last few months about robbers breaking into backyards, sheds, and outhouses, and even into the house itself. These incidents usually happen overnight, although some suspicious activity of strangers trying gates and doors during daylight hours have also been reported.
This popped up on or village page this morning.
I would just like to make people aware. at 3:20 this morning my brother was cycling to work, he spotted two lads with balaclavas trying to break into a house. The circle on the map is where he saw them. My brother shouted what are you two doing? They then ran and got into a black car and sped off. Please check your property and stay vigilant. Maybe someone may have CCTV that may have caught something.
Rural crime around here is gaining momentum, with batteries used for electric fencing being stolen, more than once on the same site. Sheds broken into and farm equipment are stolen. And the two dead sheep carcasses I found dumped in the woods. All rather worrying to think that people are coming from outside the area to rob us.
There are a lot of people in the village with security cameras fixed to their properties. This I hope deters the robbers, but the pictures are poor quality and the culprits are not always identifiable. A blurry picture of someone wearing dark clothing with a hood pulled over their head, does not give many clues.
To be honest, we shouldn't be surprised that this is happening. People are going to become more desperate as time goes on to make money which ever way they can. I can only see this escalating. Rob a few things to sell on to make money for what they need, either food or drugs, or both. Check your security measures. Make a note of any suspicious activity. Take down car and van registration numbers. Lock everything up.
I did a double walk for Billy dog yesterday. His mummy was out for the day, she gave me a key to get him out. We had a lovely time walking around the pond, then later a village walk.
I had a natter and a catch up over a glass of sherry with a friend last night.
It is sunny and windy outside. Enjoy your Sunday. Thanks for popping in.
Toodle pip. ilona