Watch out, there’s a thief about

News from the Effra Neighbourhood Watch….there was a break-in in a ground floor flat in Dalberg Road last week. The thieves made no noise and weren’t heard by the person in the first floor flat who was in at the time; there were no signs of breaking and entering. The police said the thieves were obviously professionals; there weren’t any finger prints.

Keep internal doors locked if possible when you go out, especially if you have valuables in the rooms, as thieves just want to get in and out as quickly as possible.

Separately, the latest monthly crime figures show that there were around 40 crimes recorded in the Effra area in January 2012, predominantly robbery, burglary and anti-social behaviour. You can see for yourself by typing your street name into But we’ll keep you updated too: just sign up by email, RSS or twitter for news alerts from this site.