Police warning after spate of burglaries


Residents are urged to be vigilant following a spate of recent burglaries.

Burglaries in the area continue to be an issue with thirteen having occurred in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge since Thursday, 22nd March.

Properties on Sandhurst Drive, Alveston Drive, Dorchester Close, Turnberry Drive, Westbourne Drive, Bridgefield Avenue, Fletsand Road, Thorngrove Road and Carrwood Road in Wilmslow have been targeted.

Whilst in Alderley Edge burglaries have occurred on Heyes Lane, Brook Lane and Meadow Brow.

PCSO Chris Hopkins said "The worst affected areas at the minute seem to be the Dean Row and Hough areas of Wilmslow, most of the burglaries have been overnight break ins to properties via rear windows/doors, vehicles, jewellery and small electricals have been targeted."

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

James MacDonald
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 10:28 pm
Yes be vigilant say the police because if you get burgled we can’t be bothered to investigate.
Marc Staples
Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 3:11 pm
Also if you do catch someone burgling your house don't do anything about it because you are likely to get arrested for assault on the poor burglar.
Mark Russell
Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 3:32 pm
Prob best to leave the window open, we dont want the little darlings cutting themselves if they have to break glass to gain entry. God forbid one of the little cherubs would have grounds to sue me for it.
Simon Atkins
Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 5:03 pm
No, you can kill burglars now, haven't you seen the news?
Lynne Prescott
Thursday 12th April 2018 at 12:53 am
Years ago my new car was stolen off my driveway. The Police attended to take my statement and then sent round a Victim Support Officer to pat my hand and drink my tea. They sent me a feedback form - had the police-officer been courteous? did he give me an explanatory leaflet? did the Victim support guy come? Did he provide a means to reach him if I had any questions etc etc. At the end of the form they had a comment box - was there anything else they could have done for me? I suggested that they might have made an effort to catch the thief.... funnily enough I never heard from them again!
Marc Staples
Thursday 12th April 2018 at 12:58 pm
Yep you can but then you get all their friends and family leaving floral tributes on your drive.
Maybe even having a candlelight vigil as well!!!
You will probably never be able to return to that address for fear of reprisals and also have the memory of what has happened in your house.
You will get cars stopping outside for a look and people walking past and pointing. You will struggle to ever sell your house and if you do lose more than half the value it used to have. Might as well let them just come in and take everything. Then you can claim on your insurance and wait for them to replace everything that's been stolen only for them to come back and nick it all again.
Manuel Golding
Thursday 12th April 2018 at 3:19 pm
My real experiences of Cheshire Constabulary is one of great satisfaction and appreciation.
Recently a neighbour's house was broken into. It was a very cold freezing day and night. It had been snowing heavily, there was a gale blowing. I called "999" and the police arrived in less than six minutes. They went into the house but unfortunately the villains had gone, not before stealing family heirlooms and valuables. The police called the emergency boarding up company, they waited outside in the freezing weather for over an hour, until the house had been made secure.
Next morning, just after 9.30, the promised Scene Of Crime officer arrived. He found fingerprints, boot/shoe prints inside the house, in fact some valuable DNA.
This morning, four weeks after the break in, a crime detective came to take a statement. They have traced the individual via his DNA but haven't yet felt his collar as his whereabouts are not yet known as he is away travelling. But, if he is arrested anywhere in the UK or Europe & his prints & DNA are taken he will be flagged up as wanted by Wilmslow police.
Another experience is the service offered by Wilmslow police to help enforce a no parking zone. The illegal parkers do not repeat the offence.
My experiences make me offer a BIG thank you to our local Cheshire police.