Over the last few days, several incidents of burglary and theft have been reported across Harrow, prompting local police t to issue a warning to residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to safeguard their properties.
Durley Avenue Burglary (Thursday, 8th February): On Thursday, February 8th, between approximately 6:30pm and 6:50pm, a burglary occurred at a property on Durley Avenue, Pinner, adjacent to Streamside Open Space, known locally as ‘Durley Dump.’ According to reports, the suspect(s) gained entry through rear patio doors after accessing the property via a rear garden gate.
Among the stolen items were a watch and two pairs of trainers. Residents with CCTV footage or any information pertinent to the investigation are urged to contact local police quoting crime reference number 2002078/24.
Shaldon Road Incident (Wednesday, 7th February): Another incident was reported on Wednesday, February 7th, where unknown suspects broke into a vacant property on Shaldon Road, Edgware. Although it is uncertain if any items were stolen, the suspects gained entry by kicking out the rear door panel.
Residents are advised to bolster their home security measures, including installing intruder alarm systems, security lights, and secure fencing, among others.
Motor Vehicle Theft on Wemborough Road (Tuesday, 6th February): On Tuesday, February 6th, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, a Hyundai Ioniq was reported stolen from a driveway on Wemborough Road in Stanmore. Police warn that criminals are utilizing both simple and sophisticated methods to steal motor vehicles, stressing the importance of heightened vigilance.
Burglary on Boldmere Road, Pinner (Sunday, 4th February): A residential burglary occurred on Sunday, February 4th, on Boldmere Road, Pinner. Suspects are believed to have entered the property by climbing over a back garden fence and accessing the rear downstairs extension. Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity and take measures to secure their homes.
Police urge residents to report any suspicious activity and take proactive steps to safeguard their homes and belongings. Basic crime prevention advice is available on the OWL network, and residents are encouraged to sign up for free at https://www.owl.co.uk/.
Further guidance on burglary and crime prevention can be found on the Metropolitan Police website at https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/. Stay vigilant, stay safe.
Reported by PCSO Lee O’Brien, PCSO Claire Orr, and PCSO John Dickens via OWL.