Thursday, 6 August 2009
Leabank Square Security Alert!
I am sure that you have all heard about the break-in at one of our neighbours homes last night. It happened at about 11pm when there were still loads of people in the square and on the green. The thieves gained access through the back garden and went to town inside - gathering up saleable items & other very personal possessions.
They also then got hold of the car keys and as casual as you like started the car & drove off. This must be so utterly devastating for our neighbour, and thanks to all the residents who have lent support and shown brilliant community spirit towards this family.
Please imagine that this has happened to you & your own family, and then think if you saw anything out of the ordinary last evening. If you did - please call Sergeant Port & his Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8721 2938 - or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The next thing to think about is your home. Please lets not have another robbery in Leabank Square. In this hot weather - it can be so tempting to leave doors & windows open unattended - but this is almost as good as inviting these thieves in to rob you. Please beef up your security as much as you can - and the best weapon we have is each other.
The more vigilant we all are - the less this kind of thing will happen. Please keep a look out for anyone acting suspiciously in & around Leabank Square. If you are not too sure about anything you see - it won't hurt to let someone else know. Either dial 999 - or if it's not too serious - call 0300 123 1212.
At last weeks Community Action Panel (CAP) meeting - which is where we sit down with the police to chat about recent developments - the Safer Neighbourhoods Team agreed to step up patrols in Leabank Square - and generally put in more of a presence. Please come along to these meetings - they are so happy to chat with us & see what is worrying everyone.
We all love Leabank Square so much - and the more we look after it and our neighbours - the better we will all feel about living here.