Over the last few days there have been a spike in burglaries across Hereford.
These have occurred across the city.
Ledbury Road, North Hereford – Attempted Burglary (Ref 00019_I_18112023)
Hafod Road, North Hereford – Burglary (Ref 00498_I_17112023)
Hinton Road, South Hereford – Burglary (Ref 00454_I_17112023)
Walnut Tree Avenue, South Hereford – Burglary (Ref 00150_I_16112023)
An investigation has been launched by police into these incidents.
The description of the suspects, passed to officers, from the Ledbury Road incident are the following: A male (white, mid-late 20s, dark hair, muscular build and a dark coloured puffer jacket) accompanied by a female (wearing a brown hooded jacket with a fur lined hood).
Police also have description of 2x males in dark jeans and jackets also wearing face coverings or hoods who were seen on Walnut Tree Avenue around the time of the incident.
If you have any information about these incidents, please contact us on 101 using the above mentioned reference numbers.
During the course of some of these incidents, the occupants were not at home.
To help keep yourselves and your homes safe, you can find some advice on our website: www.westmercia.police.uk/burglary
Here’s what we recommend you do before you go out:
Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes
Double-lock any door
Make sure that any valuables are out of sight
Keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening
Never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways
In the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on
If you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night
Set your burglar alarm
Make sure the side gate is locked
Lock your shed or garage
Lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor
Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you’re away:
If you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends
Leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme
Consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive
Remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries