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Man in custody following Filton burglaries

Posted on Monday 19th June 2017 at 1:06 pm by SH (Editor)

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Police have arrested a man after a number of burglary incidents in Filton on Thursday 15th June.

Between 4pm and 4.30pm, a householder in Third Avenue was disturbed by a suspicious noise and saw a man in her neighbour’s garden who made off when he saw her. The neighbour’s door was found to have been damaged, but no entry was gained.

At about 4.30pm on the same day, a family were in their garden in Gayner Road when they spotted a man leaving their house. He ran off and they have not yet reported anything missing.

Later that evening, between 7pm and 7.30pm, two laptops and a watch were stolen from a house in Cropthorne Road, Filton, while the householder was watching television.

Overnight Thursday 15th to Friday 16th June a handbag containing cash and bank cards was stolen from a house in Sixth Avenue. The ‘contactless’ cards were later used to buy items in a shop

A suspect was arrested on Sunday night, 18th June, in Filton Avenue, Horfield, on suspicion of burglary. A 25-year-old man from Filton remained in police custody at midday on Monday.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Steve Ives said:

“It’s great that people in Filton are prepared to look out for each other and report suspicious incidents like this – it’s a good deterrent to thieves.”

“While you’re enjoying the sun, do please remember to make sure your doors and windows are secure if you’re in another room or outside. It only takes an opportunist thief a moment to walk away with a handbag, wallet, or other portable valuables.”

More: How to get in touch. Security advice for householders. »

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Bikes targeted in Filton shed burglaries

Posted on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 10:02 am by SH (Editor)

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Police in Filton are urging local residents to review the security of outbuildings following a spate of shed break-ins.

Since the beginning of February, push bikes have been stolen from three sheds in Filton, with a further eight incidents in which sheds were entered but nothing stolen and another in which beer was taken.

Most of the incidents have happened in the area around the A4174 Station Road, in the evenings after 5pm or overnight. Locks were forced or windows smashed in order to get into the sheds.

Anyone with information which could help officers track down those responsible is asked to get in touch online or by calling 101, quoting reference 5217025338. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Neighbourhood PC Matt Griffin said:

“I’d ask people living in Filton to be aware of this issue and keep an eye out for anyone behaving suspiciously around sheds and garages. Call 999 immediately if you think someone is breaking in, or for any other suspicious activity ring us on 101 straight away.”

“Please review the security of your outbuildings. As most of these break-ins have happened during the hours of darkness, it’s worth installing motion-sensing security lights, but the most important thing is to make sure your shed is sturdy with a good quality lock.”

More: Advice on securing your garden and outbuildings »

Police seek help tracking down jewellery stolen in Broncksea Road burglary

Posted on Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 7:15 am by SH (Editor)

Jewellery stolen in Filton burglary.

Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down jewellery that was stolen from a house in Filton.

Detectives investigating a burglary in Broncksea Road, on Saturday 19th October, have released photographs of some of the items of jewellery stolen in the break-in.

It happened between 4pm and 11pm, when thieves forced a small window to get into the house. The stolen jewellery is almost all gold and includes necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and chains.

Pictured (clockwise from top left) are: large and small gold necklaces, a ‘Ganga Jamuna’ necklace, a silver chain and locket, a gold locket and chain, a child’s gold chain and locket, a child’s bracelet with the name ‘Humzah’, a gold and black beaded necklace, earrings and ring, gold bangles and a gold ‘bahi’ bracelet.

DC Alastair Binnie said:

“These items are obviously of great sentimental value to this family, and I’d ask anyone with any information which can help us recover them to call me on 101, quoting reference 104589/13. I’m also keen to hear from anyone who was in the Broncksea Road area of Filton on Saturday 19th October – they may have seen something which could help our investigation.”

More: Police recommend keeping jewellery in a safe »

Nutfield Grove burglar given three year jail sentence

Posted on Friday 24th August 2012 at 12:35 pm by SH (Editor)

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A man arrested by police following reports of suspicious behaviour in Nutfield Grove at the beginning of July has been sentenced to more than three years in jail.

Cassius Adamson, 29, had already racked up more than 50 house burglaries when he was caught breaking into a home and gardens on the evening of 4th July, reports the Bristol Post.

Facing trial at Bristol Crown Court, Adamson also admitted an attempted burglary in Eastville, on the same night as the Filton incident.

Jailing him for three years and four months, Judge Mark Horton said:

“You have a startlingly appalling record. You’re 29. You have too much to lose if you continue to run your life this way.”

The July arrest came after a resident had alerted police to a man acting suspiciously near an elderly neighbour’s home.

Neighbourhood Inspector Bob Evely said at the time:

“This resident did exactly the right thing by calling us. Our advice to anyone who sees anyone acting suspiciously is to call 999 if they think a crime is underway and a suspect still in the area.”

Read more: Burglar back in jail after more than 50 raids

Related link: Police in Filton (The Journal)

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