make seven arrests after spate of burglaries
Police have made seven arrests following a spate of burglaries in
the town during recent weeks.
Residential homes and commercial properties have been targeted over
the last two months, prompting the arrests.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "There
has been a spate of burglaries in the Burnham-On-Sea area which
has resulted in seven arrests for theft/burglary related crimes."
taken during the incidents has been recovered. We have also increased
our presence in the area around-the-clock."
"However, we would remind people to take adequate precautions
to protect their property, including the provision of CCTV."
"Additionally we would encourage members of the public to be
our 'eyes and ears' and report any suspicious actions to that appropriate
action can be taken."
local communities safe, supporting vulnerable victims and reducing
crime remain the highest priorities for us."
branch of Boots The Chemist in The High Street was broken into three
times. Burnham-On-Sea's Central Garage in Berrow Road was broken
when thousands of pounds of stock was taken in a late-night break-in,
as featured here.
in a separate burglary, reported
here, mean-spirited burglars smashed their way through the door
of Burnham-On-Sea's Childrens Society charity shop early on March
31st, stealing stock.
a further burglary at Burnham-On-Sea's GW Hurleys newsagents early
on April 19th, as reported
here, when intruders smashed their way in during the early hours,
stealing a large quantity of stock.
have also been a series of residential homes targeted and Police
have issued security advice.
in addition to installing alarms and ensuring they have secure windows
and doors and good locks, might also wish to consider installing
"In terms of house security we would advise that owners take
precautions to protect their property, especially now warmer lighter
evenings are here."
"Ensure sheds and outbuildings are secured especially
if housing expensive electrical gardening equipment."
"Dont leave windows and doors open in your home, especially
if you are leaving your home unattended. Also ensure windows are
closed at night, especially if on a ground floor property."