Todwick Neighbourhood Watch Interim Newsletter
Please be aware that there have been several recent incidents in the area where bogus officials have succeeded in entering properties and stolen cash. The men usually pose as Water Board officials claiming there have been leaks and contamination of water supplies. Householders have been asked to run taps in the kitchen and bathroom and whilst so doing, one of the men has robbed the householder.
We cannot advise too often the following processes:
Ensure that you see identification of anyone calling on you in this manner and check it thoroughly. If you are unsure, ALWAYS obtain the telephone number from your telephone directory and check out the person / people concerned. If they are genuine, they will not mind you checking.
There have been several forced entry burglaries in the area. On 22nd
February, the front patio doors were forced at a property in Kiveton Park.
Jewellery, cash & credit/debit cards were stolen.
The following day, a rear door of a property at North Anston was forced and a plasma TV stolen, despite the alarm being activated!
On 25th February two further burglaries were attempted thankfully unsuccessful, it is thought that the plasma TV was their target. The burglars were bold as the owner of one of the properties was on the premises at the time of the attack.
It is always advisable to lock your doors when you are in the house.
The Police want to trace a blue Vauxhall Nova registration K865 HNU.
A further burglary took place on Union Street Harthill, when a conservatory door was forced. Two men aged in their early 20s, white; approximately 5'11" tall wearing scarves over their faces were involved.
If you have any information on any of these incidents, please telephone the Police on 01142 202020 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you do not have to leave your name.
Finally some good news
Todwick Neighbourhood Watch has been awarded
OUTSTANDING VILLAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH GROUP 2008
So a big thank you to all those people in the village who take part in the scheme be it as nominated officials, street co-ordinators and everyone else who has contributed to the success of Todwick Neighbourhood Watch.
For further information, please contact Norman Anderson.
Newsflash ... Newsflash
In Harthill there have been 2 successful burglaries and one attempted burglary over the weekend 1st and 2nd March. In one incident, a rear window was forced and a small amount of cash and a bank book were stolen. In the other successful break-in, a large amount of cash was taken. In all 3 cases, it would appear that the properties were unoccupied at the time.