by Iain Roberts on 5 October, 2018
In Cheadle we have had 11 residential burglaries. (5) Heald Green, (3) Cheadle Hulme, (1) Gatley and (2) in Cheadle. Fortunately, many of these Burglaries were disturbed by residents inside the addresses. Offenders were often disturbed while in the process of trying to gain entry to rear/patio doors through various means and as a result in most of these cases, no property was stolen.
Offenders are targeting cars at the moment there have been a total of 10 theft from motor vehicle crimes and 5 theft of motor vehicle crimes. Please remain vigilant, keep all car keys and spare car keys out of sight and away from the front door. This reduces the risk of opportunists trying to gain entry to your house and taking car keys followed by the vehicle. Take all valuables out your car and again out of sight. I advise a steering lock for all vehicles but especially the STOP/START engine vehicles as offenders are using an electronic device to open the car and by pass the central locking.
Recently we created a spreadsheet to establish just how many of these residential burglaries, in Cheadle could be prevented if we secured the property safely. This shown that just under half of the residential burglaries being at 49% could in fact be prevented if doors and windows were locked accordingly day and night. If you follow this link on our GMP page you can read our Burglary information pack as well as any crime prevention tips.
Despite the Above burglary crime, there has been some good news stories. Myself, PC Rob Hetherington and PCSO David Taylor participated in operation Eagle Eye with Stockport Council road safety last week, at Bolshaw Primary School. This operation is ensure the safety of the children getting to and from school and deterring those inconsiderate drivers! Along with this we visited Outwood Primary School for superheroes day with the year 1’s & 2’s, this what a talk with the children about what we do in the community to help keep them safe. Here’s a few photos from the events for you to view.
Cheadle Neighbourhood Policing Team
Cheadle Heath Police Station