Security chains foil burglars in Laindon

Southend Standard: Security chains foil burglars in Laindon Security chains foil burglars in Laindon

FRONT door security chains have stopped burglars breaking in to two Laindon homes.

Police are urging residents to install the chains following two attempted break-ins on April 22.

Thieves tried to break in to a house in Markhams Chase at about 2.20am.

About an hour later, at 3.15am, they tried to burgle a house in Nursery Gardens.

In both incidents the victims were woken-up and the would-be thieves disturbed.

Angie Torrance, station sergeant at Basildon Police Station, said: "The person responsible for these offences was unsuccessful due to the occupants use of security door chains.

"This simple crime prevention measure has proved to be effective in stopping this offender in their tracks."

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12:43pm Mon 28 Apr 14

A***** says...

Maybe the police should start doing something in the area!
Maybe the police should start doing something in the area! A*****
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2:54pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Mikkel1 says...

Maybe patrol more as was years ago, and NOT in hiding until called out, as it seems where I live these days. Prevention is better than cure.
Maybe patrol more as was years ago, and NOT in hiding until called out, as it seems where I live these days. Prevention is better than cure. Mikkel1
  • Score: 1

5:05pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Mikkel1 wrote:
Maybe patrol more as was years ago, and NOT in hiding until called out, as it seems where I live these days. Prevention is better than cure.
They're scared to patrol round there after midnight these days now the streetlights get turned off.....
[quote][p][bold]Mikkel1[/bold] wrote: Maybe patrol more as was years ago, and NOT in hiding until called out, as it seems where I live these days. Prevention is better than cure.[/p][/quote]They're scared to patrol round there after midnight these days now the streetlights get turned off..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -1

12:20am Tue 29 Apr 14

beppo1 says...

I was told not to put a chain on at night,as, if I was ill nobody could get in.I always use it before opening my door if somebody knocks during the day.
I was told not to put a chain on at night,as, if I was ill nobody could get in.I always use it before opening my door if somebody knocks during the day. beppo1
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