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Alert Attempted burglary Lansdowne Road in Harpur- Sent

Alert message sent 14/04/2019 14:26:00

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Bedfordshire Police have advised Neighbourhood Watch of an attempted burglary and they are seeking your help with any information – as well as it being a reminder to check your own security.

 Lansdowne Road, Bedford. (Beat 757 Harpur). - At 11am on Friday 5 April, a male approach the house and attempted to gain access via the front door. Unsuccessful in his attempt, the offender made his way around the side of the building, damaged a side gate and made his way to the side door. The offender was seen picking up a brick and using it to smash the glass panels of the door but no entry gained.

Did you see anything that caught your attention? Did you see or hear anyone or a vehicle that made you look twice? Did anyone come onto your property? Please report it, no matter how small, as it could help the investigation.

Report to the police online at or by ringing 101 or anonymously by ringing Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Advice about home security is in this
Checklist. Take a few minutes to review the security in your home by completing the survey. Most domestic security issues can be improved quickly and cheaply, and will help to ease your mind.

You may want to check your own security and consider the following advice
  • Keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Remove all keys from locks.
  • Keep keys in a safe place out of view.                                 
  • Keep valuables out of sight.
  • Keep side gates locked. 
  • Keep sheds and garages locked.
  • Keep bins, ladders and tools locked away.
  • Make your boundaries difficult or impossible to climb over.
  • Make your house look and feels like someone is home at all times.
  • If your house is empty after dark, leave a light on or set a timer – and even leave a radio on.
  • Security mark your property, especially high-value belongings such as laptops, tablets, smartphone and games consoles using UV pens, and make sure you register them on Immobilise. This can help police to return any items that are stolen to their rightful owners. 
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Colleen Atkins (Neighbourhood Watch, Bedfordshire & Regional NW Communications Administrator, East of England)

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