Weighbridge Way Area Alert

Alan Holmes says: “A small white van and a black twin cab 4×4 with a roll bar over the rear have both been seen eyeing up cars and houses in the Weighbridge Way area today 11/4/18.

The van at 17:25 and the pick up around 19:25.

An attempt to steal a car by two guys in black hoodies was witnessed in Stanwick at the weekend and a guy in a black hoodie and track suit bottoms was seen walking around Weighbridge Way at 15:01 today also.

Keep your eyes open……”

13 thoughts on “Weighbridge Way Area Alert

  • Jan Creamer
    11th April 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I’m not saying it was the same van,but there was one like this in Ashfield Ave around 6.30 pm

    • Raunds Town Voice
      11th April 2018 at 8:34 pm

      The image photo’d may not reflect what was actually described. There are lots of white vans about and for example, Amazon use these quite frequently. Worth being aware of and extra vigilent though

    • Jan Creamer
      11th April 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Raunds Town Voice yes I totally understand. As you say keep vigilant .thank you for the post .

  • Danielle Moverley
    11th April 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Sounds like the van that came up our cul de sac which is very close to weighbridge way around dinner time

  • James Thorburn
    11th April 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Let’s just hope in both they cases they were genuinely lost and it doesn’t amount to anything more sinister.

    But here is some advice supplied by Northamptonshire Police.

    Please remember to call 101 if you see any suspicious activity or 999 if you see a crime in progress.
    Alternatively, if you have any information about crime or criminals in your area, you can call Crimestoppers
    anonymously on 0800 555 111.

    Outside the property:

    • Make thieves feel exposed when they approach the front of your property by using low hedges or low fencing. Keep any gates shut when you’re out.

    • Use garden lighting to deter trespassers. If the property is well overlooked, choose lights which come on automatically at dusk and stay on all night until dawn. Low wattage bulbs can cost less than 1p
    per night in electricity.

    • You can reinforce your boundary by using prickly plants. Use of natural plants is exempt from the
    Occupiers Liability Act 1984 – because it is natural.

    • Don’t leave tools and ladders lying around for burglars to use. Remember to keep the shed as secure as possible. Thieves often search for tools nearby to break into properties.

    • Where possible, keep bins chained up away from the main house and out of sight. Criminals often use
    them as climbing aids or ways to transport stolen property.

    • Thieves often look for subtle changes in the environment. Open gates, empty driveway, letters left in the mailbox are all invitations to a criminal.

    Inside the property:

    • Keep all doors and windows locked – even if you are in the house. If you leave a room, close and lock the doors and windows.

    • If you have an alarm, use it! Most alarm systems can be ‘zoned’, which means parts of the house can be active at night time.

    • Always remove the keys from locks to stop someone breaking a small pane of glass and entering
    using the key. Keep keys out of sight and in a safe place.

    • Leave lights on in multiple rooms. Automatic timers can switch on lights and radios. Remember that
    in the winter it can get dark in the early afternoon.

    • Make items traceable. Mark your property with your postcode using a UV pen or consider specialist
    liquid forensic coded solutions.

    Following the above measures will make you a less attractive target for thieves. People who are security
    conscious are less likely to be burgled than those who are not.

    Stay vigilant!

  • Ryan McGealy
    11th April 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I was walking the dog and saw a black pickup with rollbar(53 plate Mitsubishi) driving at speed out of raunds on b663 towards keystone around this time. I saw the same vehicle 20 mins later (19.40 latest) at Gells garage again drive off at speed through raunds town centre. Not sure if the same vehicle. Same description and time though.


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