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.

One thought on “Watch out, there’s a thief about

  1. I live on Barnwell road (number 2a) and we also had an attempted break-in last Tuesday. Our front door is on the ground floor They had managed to get through the communal front door without leaving any trace but our own front door itself was left damaged by their efforts. They did not manage to get in thank goodness and the police think they may have been disturbed.
    The police were wonderful, and if you ever need a locksmith I can recommend one!!


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