Police in New Malden have issued a warning following a string of burglaries during the beginning of the month.


The first took place between 5pm and 5.05pm on October 1. The unknown suspects have entered by the rear
garden and force opened a shed door and stole a crowbar.

This happened in Park View, New Malden. If you have any information you are asked to contact police on
101 quoting CRIS 0411558/19.

The second happened between 10pm and 7am on October 1 - October 2. The unknown suspects in this
instance have damaged a wooden panel of rear side gate to enter garden and opened shed door, which was not locked.

 The suspects have then cut off the lock to a bicycle inside shed, which was attached to a metal bookcase and stole it.

This happened in Dukes Avenue, New Malden. If you have any information you are asked to contact police on
101 quoting CRIS 0411574/19.

The third occurred between 3.50am and 4.50am on October 2. The unknown suspects have entered by rear garden.

 The victim went outside and noticed tools from the shed on the lawn and the shed door was open. 

The victim then noticed two of their Brompton bikes had been stolen.

Once again this happened in Dukes Avenue, New Malden.
If you have any information you are asked to contact police on 101 quoting CRIS 0411539/19.

Finally, the fourth burglary took place between 10pm and 7.30am on October 3 - October 4.

Whilst the victims were asleep upstairs the unknown suspects have entered by the rear garden and forced open
Bi-Folds patio doors enabling them to enter and made an untidy search taking a mobile phone, tablet, £50 cash
from within the property.

Again, this took place in Dukes Avenue, New Malden. If you have any information you are asked to contact police on
101 quoting CRIS 0411612/19 

 

Police issued this advice following the string of crimes.

"To help prevent yourself from becoming a victim, ask yourself the following, is my garden fence easy to jump over," the message read.

 "Is there something that could easily be used to help jump over the fence? Is the side gate unlocked or is it east to climb over?"
If you answered any of those questions with yes, then you need to act until your answer is no.

"Work with your neighbours to come up with solutions together and think like a burglar when you look at your property to identify weaknesses."

12:55, 20 Oct 2019 by Natalie Walton
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