Suspicious Activity - Field to rear of Maple Grove Whitby

Alert message sent 24/01/2021 08:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Report of Suspicious Activity
Field to the rear of Maple Grove
At 1am this morning, Sunday 24th January a local resident reported seeing some people on the field to the rear of the address with torches.

They were looking along the fence lines of the property, shining the torches into gardens and were there for around 20 minutes before a dog has barked which has appeared to disturb them.

This field backs onto properties on Maple Grove / Yewdale Drive / Cedardale Drive / Blackthorn Avenue and their direction of travel is unknown.
If you live in any property backing onto this field can you please check to make sure everything is in order.

Please stay alert and report any suspicious or unusual activity in the area - ‘better to be safe than sorry’.
Many thefts are committed by opportunists.  By taking simple measures to protect your property you can prevent becoming a victim of crime.

Target Hardening – Are locks are secure and up to date / Don’t leave keys in doors and windows / Lock valuables away / Make sure sheds are secure, inside and out.
Target Removal – Take it with you OR Lock it up!! / Keep things 'Out of sight'.
Remove the means to commit a crime – Don’t leave it out, put everything away / Check hinges are just as good as the locks.
Reduce the payoff – Property marking / Make it identifiable / Use a safe.
Surveillance – CCTV / Burglar alarms / Motion sensitive lights / VISIBILITY!!
Darker nights – Timer switches / Make it a habit to lock doors when you have used them!!
Message sent by
Wendy Dalton (Cheshire Police, Ellesmere Port LPU, Whitby PCSO)

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