16/11/2021 9788 AN006 Theft from a Garden Shed & Garage.A garden shed has been broken into in Dark Lane, Backwell between 4:40pm on the 14th and 8am on the 15th. The offender/s gained entry by breaking the lock barrel securing the door and once inside stole three bicycles described as 1x BIRD, AETHER 7 IN LIGHT BLUE (MOUNTAIN BIKE), 1x WHITE E150 WHICH IS AN ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE IN DARK GREEN (THEY HAVE ALSO TAKEN THE CHARGER) 1x SPECIALISED SX IN DARK RED/PURPLE.Any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting Ref number: 5221268785 stating NHW Release or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Thank you for your support.
Since mid-November 24 burglaries have been reported in Burnham, Clevedon, Congresbury, Highbridge, Long Ashton, Mark, Nailsea, Pill, Weston-super-Mare, Wraxall and Yatton.
While the householders were out - sometimes for just 30 minutes - burglars have forced rear doors, often smashing a glass panel to gain entry. They're targeting cash, watches and high-value jewellery and leaving costume jewellery and other valuables.Chief Inspector Karen Corrigan, who leads the force's team targeting burglars, said: "Jewellery and watches are often given to mark special occasions, or are gifts or bequests from loved ones. They have such sentimental value that they can't be replaced in the same way as other items."We're determined to catch those responsible for these crimes and attend every dwelling burglary. Officers carry out detailed investigations at each crime scene, including forensic examinations and house to house enquiries, as well as issuing Neighbourhood Watch alerts."What we really need is for people to report any suspicious activity straight away. This could be an unfamiliar car driving slowly down the road, people looking over fences or walking around the side or back of homes, or the sound of breaking glass or alarms sounding."Let us know if you have CCTV or smart doorbell footage of people or cars and if not tell us as much as you can about them."Call 999 if a crime is in progress or the suspects are still in the area. Otherwise ring our 24/7 non-emergency number 101. Even if we're not able to attend straight away, your information could be the missing link in a chain of evidence.