Police share Balsall Common crime statistics with residents

Balsall Common crime statistics for October were reported to the Residents Association meeting earlier in November as follows:

• 8 burglaries of dwellings: Station Road, Ashley Way, Balsall Street (daytime), Temple Avenue, Frog Lane (daytime), Greenfield Ave (daytime), Meeting House Lane (daytime), Kenilworth Road (daytime).

• 3 burglaries of other buildings: Meer End Road (evening), Meeting House Lane (evening), Coventry Rd Berkswell (daytime)

• 2 instances of Criminal Damage; Grovefield Crescent (evening), Village Hall, Station Road (evening)

• 2 Thefts from Motor vehicles Dunchurch Close (daytime), Sunnyside Terrace(daytime)

• 2 Thefts of motor vehicles Turnpike Close (daytime) and Kenilworth Road (evening) •

2 Criminal Damage to vehicles; Coplow Close and Temple Avenue (both evening)

Burglaries were down by 17.4% and violent crime down 10.9% for the Borough as a whole on last year. The Police also reminded residents that burglaries often increase at this time of year due to the darker nights, to be vigilant and take additional precautions to secure property and where possible, to garage vehicles.

Sgt Hanlon also advised residents to be careful when locking and unlocking vehicles as there is new technology around which enables thieves to copy key signals and gain access at a later date.

The Street Watch initiative in Balsall Common has also commenced with volunteers from the community undertaking village patrols around on designated evenings.

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