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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 »

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Police appeal for witnesses after handbag snatch on Filton Avenue

Posted on Tuesday 25th November 2014 at 2:17 pm by SH (Editor)

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Police are appealing for information after a woman had her handbag snatched on Filton Avenue.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Saturday (22nd November). It’s understood that the suspects left the scene on foot, heading towards the Gloucester Road North (A38) junction of Filton Avenue.

Before the incident, the woman used the number 75 bus from Bedminster and alighted at the Filton College bus stop.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who were travelling together on the bus who may have important information relating to the incident.

Anyone who travelled on the number 75 bus towards Cribbs Causeway at around 6.30pm or was in the Filton Avenue area at around 7pm on Saturday and witnessed anything relating to the incident is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police.

If you have information, you can report it online, quoting reference 121737/14.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or call PC Mike Lynett of the North East Investigations Team on 0117 9286030.

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